Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace is pleased to
offer the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program.
A parental notification system
operated by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office to help reduce the
number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents.
voluntarily register any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver
under the age of twenty-one with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
An identification decal is issued and
affixed to the windshield of each registered vehicle.
Annually, over 3,000 drivers between
the ages of sixteen and twenty-one die in in the United States as a
result of automobile accidents.
In Chautauqua County, young drivers
represent 19% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes and personal
injury automobile accidents.
The Chautauqua 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
teenager may borrow the keys to the family car, but as
parents you hold the key to their future.
join the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. program and let the Chautauqua
County Sheriff's Office become your partner in promoting
young driver safety."
If for any reason the registered
vehicle. when operated by a driver under the age of twenty-one, is
stopped by a law enforcement officer in Chautauqua County, the officer
will complete a notification card providing the following information:
Time and location of stop
Number of passengers
Reason for the stop
Whether any traffic tickets
Notifications will be mailed
directly to parents to make them aware of any potential problems and
enable them to enforce parental rules that often coexist with teenage
Click Here for the signup form