The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program, a parental notification system developed to help reduce the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds. The “Teen Driver Crash” report to Congress July 2008 stated that teen drivers due to a combination of immaturity and inexperience have a higher propensity for risk-taking behaviors than do older and more experienced drivers.
How it works:
STEP 1. Parents will register with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office any vehicle that will be operated by any driver 18 and younger.
STEP 2. An identification decal is issued by our office and mailed to you. Parents will affix the decal on the rear window in the lower left hand corner. At that point your job is done.
STEP 3. If for any reason the registered vehicle, when operated by a driver 18 and younger is stopped by an officer, the officer will complete the required paperwork on the stop and parents will then be notified when our office receives the information.
For more information on the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program please call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Bert Reaves (910) 253-2745
Deputy T.K. Nowell (910) 253-2708