Get Stopped Program Aims To Keep Young Drivers Safe

(WLNS) – Driver’s education students at Jackson High School are getting the chance to ‘get stopped.’

It’s all thanks to a program through the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office.

“Stopped is a program developed by Michigan sheriffs association that stands for sheriffs telling our parents and promoting educated drivers,” said Sheriff Steve Rand, Jackson County.

If you enroll in program, you get a sticker to place in the window of your car.

Every time a young driver gets pulled over, whether they get a ticket or not, the parents of the driver will be notified.

But it’s not an idea that’s getting students excited.

“I would be mad, but at the same time it would be okay because they can talk to me and tell me about my mistake,” said Detuaine Tucke, student.

“Honestly I don’t want them to call, but if they do it’ll be a good thing because they’ll tell me about my mistake,” said Noah Boyd, student.

Teachers and parents, on the other hand, think it’s a great idea.

Everett Snellenberger has been teaching parents and students about the program since the open up his driving school five years ago.

“New drivers like to portray they’ve got things covered, but once they get behind the wheel they realize that it’s not as easy as our parents have made it look ,” said Everett Snellenberger, driver’s training instructor.

In Jackson County it’s easy to sign up.

There are forms and brochures at the front desk of the sheriff’s office and best of all, this peace of mind is free.

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