Chenango County Sheriff's Office


Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr.

  invites you to  

Bring Home A Community Effort & Reduce Young Driver Accidents

  S.T.O.P.P.E.D......... Sheriff's Telling Our Parents


Promoting Educated Drivers


"Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 to 20 years of age."

National Center for Health Studies


Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. is pleased to introduce the STOPPED Program. A parental notification system to help reduce the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents.


Annually over 3,000 drivers between sixteen and twenty-one years of age die in the United States as a result of car crashes.


In Chenango County, young drivers under 18 represent 5% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes and 14% of all fatal crashes of young drivers between the ages of 18 to 21.

  The Chenango 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 21.  

On Your Mark


Parents voluntarily register with the Chenango County Sheriff's Office, any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the age of 21.


Get Set

  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 Sheriff's Deputies, the officer will complete a notification card providing the following information:

  Time and location of stop

Driver's name and the number of passengers

Reason for stop.

Whether any traffic tickets were 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 teenagers driving privileges.   

"Your teenager may borrow the keys to the family car but as parents you hold the keys to their future.

Please join the STOPPED Program and let the Sheriff's Office become your partner in promoting young driver safety."


Sheriff Thomas J. Loughren

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  Special Thanks to:

Independent Insurance Brokers of New York

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh

Sergeant John F. D'Eredita

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

New York State Sheriff's Association

National Sheriff's Association

New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee