Custom Sticker Required For Teen Drivers
Custom stickers aren't commonly thought of as an effective deterrent to car crashes, but that's exactly what a recent study found when analyzing the effects of a somewhat controversial New Jersey Law.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that reflective decals placed on the license plates of intermediate drivers prevented 1,624 teen driving accidents in the first year of the program.
Sticker Labels Part Of Graduated License Program
The reflective sticker labels were introduced as part of New Jersey's graduated license program, which takes teens from driver's permit to a full license. The stickers are placed on the plates of cars driven by 17-year-old intermediate drivers.
New Jersey's Kyleigh's Law has been hailed for its comprehensiveness after teen Kyleigh D'Alessio was killed in a car driven by a teen driver who had been in an accident and drove with a restricted license.
"The rate of intermediate driver crashes significantly declined during the period after the decal requirement went into effect," Allison Curry, a director at the Children's Hospital. "The number of crashes prevented is equivalent to the number of students attending a large high school. New Jersey youth and other road users are safer as a result of the decals."