Sheriffs Telling Our Parents & Promoting Educated Drivers
On Your Mark
Parents voluntarily register any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the age of 21 with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
An identification decal is issued and affixed to the windshield of each registered vehicle.
If for any reason the registered vehicle, when operated by a driver under the age of 21, is stopped by a law enforcement officer in Chautauqua County, the officer will complete a notification card providing the following information:
Time/Location of stop
Number of passengers
Reason for the stop
Whether any traffic tickets were issued
Notifications will be emailed directly to parents to make them aware of any potential problems and enable them to enforce parental rules that often coexist with teenage driving privileges.
"Your teenager may borrow the keys to the family car, but as parents you hold the key to their future."
I'm 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.Annually, over 3,000 drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 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 twenty-one."Your teenager may borrow the keys to the family car, but as parents you hold the key to their future. Please 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."