Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 and 20. Over 3000 drivers between the age of 16 and 18 years of age die in the United States each year as a result of car crashes.
With that said, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is pleased to offer the S.T.O.P.P.E.D program, a parental notification system developed by the Onondaga County Sheriff's office in New York. This program, one of the first in our state, has a proven track record of reducing the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office offers parents there’s a voluntary notification system to extend their watchful eyes and raise the awareness of drivers under the age of 18.
HOW IT WORKS
Parents voluntarily register any motor vehicles that will be operated by a driver under the age of 18 with the Forsyth County Sheriff's office. Once registered, and a decal is issued and affixed to the inside of the rear windshield of each registered vehicle. Then, if for any reason, the register a vehicle is stopped by a Sheriff's Deputy while being operated by a driver under the age of 18, the deputy will complete a notification card providing the following information:
Time and location of the stop
Drivers name and the number of passengers
Reason for the stop
Whether a traffic citation was issued
Notifications will be mailed directly to parents to make them aware of potential problems and enable them to enforce any parental rules that often coexist with teenage driving privileges.
To register for this voluntary program complete the application below and return as instructed on the form.