State officials Wednesday announced the specifics of Kyleigh's Law, a first in the nation initiative designed to help prevent teen driver deaths and injuries, which begins May 1.
The new law mandates the display of red, reflectorized decals on the front and rear license plates of any vehicle operated by a permit or probationary license holder under the age 21.
Attorney General Paula T. Dow, Motor Vehicle Administrator Raymond P. Martinez and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer, who led the Teen Driver Study Commission, discussed the law in Freehold. The commission advocated the use of vehicle decals for new drivers.
Dow noted that the decal will provide an additional tool for police to use in their continued efforts to enforce the Graduated Driver license (GDL) law.