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STOPPED PROGRAM                                                                                 REGISTRATION FORM

Otsego County Sheriff's Office


Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr



invites you to



Bring Home A Community Effort & Reduce Young Driver Accidents




Sheriff's Telling Our Parents


Promoting Educated Drivers



"Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 to 20 years of age."

National Center for Health Studies






Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. is pleased to introduce the STOPPED Program. A parental notification system developed by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office to help reduce the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents.



Annually over 3,000 drivers between sixteen and twenty-one years of age die in the United States as a result of car crashes.



In Otsego County, young drivers under 18 represent 3% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes and 8% of all fatal crashes of young drivers between the ages of 18 to 21.



The Otsego County Sheriff's Office offers parents this voluntary notification system to extend their watchful eyes and raise the awareness of drivers under the age of 21.






On Your Mark



Parents voluntarily register with the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the age of 21.



Get Set



An identification decal is issued and affixed to the windshield of each registered vehicle.








If for any reason the registered vehicle, When operated by a driver under the age of 21, is stopped by Sheriff's Deputies, the officer will complete a notification card providing the following information:

-  Time and location of stop

Driver's name and the number of passengers

Reason for stop.

Whether any traffic tickets were 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 teenagers driving privileges. 






"Your teenager may borrow the keys to the family car but as parents you hold the keys to their future.

Please join the STOPPED Program and let the Sheriff's Office become your partner in promoting young driver safety."



Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr.