Kyleighs Law

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Joseph AltamiranoENG 1030

Kyleigh’s Law should be replaced. First, the law unfairly targets an innocent demographic. Second, studies also show that teens are not the only demographic to have a high accident rate. Third, the decals are an invitation for society’s crooks to victimize America’s youth. Kyleigh’s Law may reduce automobile accidents but it can also put the youth in danger which is why it should be repealed.

First, the law unfairly targets an innocent demographic. There are other people who should also require stickers such as convicted drunk drivers and those with more than 10 points on their license. Legislators have launched an unjust preemptive strike against teenagers instead of targeting habitual offenders. The teens are the politically defenseless members of society.

Second, studies also show that teens are not the only demographic to have a high accident rate. Both hispanics and elderly people have fatal accidents at a higher rate than any other subset of drivers, including teenagers. Does that mean elderly and hispanics will need stickers also?

Third, the decals are an invitation for society’s crooks to victimize America’s youth. Anyone with a pair of equal eyes, including rapists, burglars, and drug dealers, will be able to see the stickers. Teens would be in danger each time they go out to drive. They will have the risk of getting robbed, raped, and maybe killed.

In conclusion, Kyleigh’s law should be repealed. Primarily, the law unfairly targets an innocent demographic. Additionally, studies also show that teens are not the only demographic to have a high accident rate. Last but not least, the decals are an invitation for society’s crooks to victimize America’s youth. Therefore, there are other solutions to reducing automobile accidents such as the need for more practice time before attaining a license and Kyleigh’s Law will no longer be needed.
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