S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Information

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 and 20. Over 3,000 drivers between 16-18 years of age die in the United States each year as a result of car crashes.

With that said, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to offer the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program, a parental notification system developed by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office in New York. This program, one of the first in our State, has a proven track record of reducing the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes. The Forsyth 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 18.

How it works:

Parents voluntarily register any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the age of 18 with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Once registered, an identification decal is issued and affixed to the inside of the rear windshield of each registered vehicle. Then, if for any reason, the registered vehicle is stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy while being operated by a driver under the age of 18, the Deputy will complete a notification card providing the following information:

  • Time and location of stop
  • Driver’s name and the number of passengers
  • Reason for the stop
  • Whether a traffic citation was issued

Notifications will be mailed directly to parents to make them aware of potential problems and enable them to enforce any parental rules that often coexist with teenage driving privileges.


If you wish to register for this voluntary program, please complete the application below and return as instructed on the form, or contact one of the program coordinators.

S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Application

Contact Info

For more information, contact the program coordinators DFC Eric Johnson & DFC Anthony Hodgkins at:


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