NJ appeals court upholds young driver decal law

    The AP reports that a state appeals court has upheld a New Jersey law that requires new drivers under 21 years old to display red decals on their vehicle license plates.

    The three-judge appeals court panel court ruled yesterday that the law is constitutional and is not pre-empted by a federal driver’s privacy protection act.

    The measure is known as “Kyleigh’s Law.” It’s named for a New Jersey teenager killed in a 2006 crash and is meant to aid police in enforcing the state’s system of restricted privileges for young drivers.

    Parents of two Morris County teenagers filed a lawsuit challenging the 2010 law. They claim it allows police to unfairly target young drivers and leaves them vulnerable to criminals and sexual predators.

    Plus, you know, it looks sooo uncool.

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