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Tuscola County, MI Sheriff''s Office
Friday March 11th, 2011 :: 01:34 p.m. EST


Sheriff Teschendorf urges parents to participate in the STOPPED program.

Tuscola County Sheriff Lee Teschendorf is again reminding parents of teenagers who drive of the STOPPED program . STOPPED stands for, Sheriffs Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers.
It is sponsored statewide by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and AAA. The Stopped program is a parental notification system with a goal to reduce the number of young drivers who are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes each year.
Annually over 3,000 drivers ages 16 to 21 years old, die in the United States as a result of motor vehicle crashes. By signing up you get an emblem for the windshield of each vehicle that is used by your child. Although young drivers represent less than 15% of all licensed drivers in Michigan, they are involved in almost 25% of all crashes. If a deputy stops the registered vehicle while a person under 21 years of age is driving, whether or not a ticket is issued, a notification is mailed to the parent of the traffic stop. This makes the parent aware of potential problems as well as enables them to enforce parental rules that often co-exist with teenage privileges. A parent can get further information and sign up by either calling (800) 875-5500 or online at Enrollment forms are also available at the Secretary of State Office in Caro.

Tuscola County, MI Sheriff''s Office
420 Court St
Caro, MI 48723

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-673-8161

Glen Skrent

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