Taylor Foundation and Taylor Tags
The Taylor Foundation was created in memory of Taylor Darveau, a Bucksport teen who died Thursday, October 3, 2013. Darveau was a passenger of a car driven by a student with an intermediate license, who should have not been driving non family members.
A person with an intermediate license is someone under the age of 18 who has had their license for less than 9 months. As such, they may not:
A. Carry passengers other than immediate family members unless accompanied by a licensed operator who is over 20 and has had their license for two or more years and who meets the requirements of section 1304, subsection 1, paragraph E. For the purpose of this paragraph, “immediate family member” includes the following when living with the immediate family:
(1) A foreign exchange student;
(2) A person who is under court-appointed guardianship of an immediate family member; and
(3) A child whose parent is deployed for military service and is under guardianship of an immediate family member as provided on a United States Department of Defense Armed Forces Family Care Plan, DA Form 5305 or its successor form.
B. Operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.; or [2003, c. 286, §4 (NEW).]
C. Operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone.
For the purpose of this paragraph, “mobile telephone” means a device used to access a wireless telephone service. [2003, c. 286, §4 (NEW).]
The problem is, how do you know if the driver has an intermediate license and shouldn’t be carrying non family passengers for 9 months? That’s where the Taylor Foundation and Taylor Tags come in!
Taylor Tags are affixed to the car window, much like the vehicle inspection tag. Parents of teens who receive their license can attach the tag to the car window and mark when they are no longer an intermediate driver. That way, potential passengers will see the tag, and not get into the car!
To find out more about getting a Taylor Tag, to get these posters, contact the Taylor Foundation on Facebook or visit the website http://www.taylorfoundation.com/ The life you save could be your child’s!