NJ lawyer sues over teen driver decals

April 18, 2009 7:27:43 PM PDT
A Morris County lawyer is suing to overturn a New Jersey law that will require drivers younger than 21 to display identifying decals on their vehicle license plates. Attorney Gregg D. Trautmann of Rockaway called the law ridiculous and unconstitutional.

Gov. Jon Corzine signed the measure, known as "Kyleigh's Law," on Wednesday. It's named for Kyleigh D'Alessio of Long Valley, a 16-year-old honor student killed in a December 2006 crash.

Corzine called it an important tool to help police enforce safety restrictions for novice drivers. They include passenger limits and a night driving curfew.

But Trautmann claims in his suit, filed Friday, that the decals would serve as magnets for police to pull over young people and would let others, including sex offenders, easily identify and victimize teens.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com

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