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Kyleigh’s Law (S2314) requires any driver under age 21 who holds a permit or probationary (formerly provisional) driver’s license to display a $4 pair of decals on the top left corner of the front and rear license plates of their vehicles.


When does the new Graduated Driver License (GDL) decal law (Kyleigh’s Law) take effect?
May 1, 2010

Who is required to display the GDL decals on a vehicle?
Drivers under age 21, who possess a permit or probationary license, must display the GDL decals when operating a motor vehicle.

I’ve already been driving for six months. Do I still need to display the GDL decals on my vehicle?
Yes. Any driver under age 21, who possesses a permit or probationary license, must display the GDL decals when operating a motor vehicle.

How long am I required to use these decals?
It depends on when you first obtained a permit. A driver, under the age of 21, must display the decals during the period when he or she possesses a permit or probationary driver license. The decals are no longer necessary once the driver obtains a full privilege driver license.

Are decals required on the vehicle used for a road test?
Yes. Decals are required if the permit holder is under 21 years of age.

Who can purchase decals?
Decals can be purchased by anyone – permit holder, probationary driver or parents – at local motor vehicle agencies for $4

How are the decals to be displayed?
When operating a vehicle, the driver subject to Kyleigh’s Law must display one decal in the top, left corner of both the front and rear license plates.

What is the penalty for not displaying the GDL decals?
Any driver subject to Kyleigh’s Law who fails to display the decals when operating a motor vehicle faces a $100 fine.

My son or daughter shares the same vehicle with me. What should I do with the decals when I am driving the vehicle?
Any other drivers not required to display the GDL decals should remove them prior to operating the vehicle. Passengers are limited to dependants and one additional person.

Are brothers and sisters of the driver considered dependants?
No. A dependant is a permit or probationary driver’s child, not siblings.

Where can GDL decals be purchased?
GDL decals are sold at any Motor Vehicle Commission Agency.

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