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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Do you think repeat DUI offenders should be easily identifiable on the roads (besides how they're driving, of course)?
    No. The most straightforward way to all but guarantee someone will continue to repeat undesirable behavior is to continue to shame them for their past misdeeds.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    No. The most straightforward way to all but guarantee someone will continue to repeat undesirable behavior is to continue to shame them for their past misdeeds.
    I actually have zero interest in the shaming aspect of this. "Shame" is for morality police.

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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    A little nookie on the side doesn't kill 10,228 per year (unless that nookie is happening in speeding vehicles).
    That's true but the story is also about the moralism and affects of literally branding someone like that, just something to consider.

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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That's true but the story is also about the moralism and affects of literally branding someone like that, just something to consider.
    Not interested in that, only whether identifying repeat offenders can increase your own safety on the roads.

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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I actually have zero interest in the shaming aspect of this. "Shame" is for morality police.
    Well, you should be interested in it -- because as far as I'm concerned, that's all you're going to get out of this. There are plenty of idiot drivers out there all set to kill you with their multi-ton projectiles of commuter death, and they won't have a special license plate.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

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    P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates - Prince Edward Island - CBC News



    I'm not personally so interested in the shaming aspect of the idea, but I kind of like the prospect of being able to identify a repeat-risk drunk driver while I'm on the roads. Have you ever seen someone swerve while in front of you and yell, "Jesus! Is he drunk or something??" Now for the first time (at least if you live on Prince Edward Island) you'll get to think, "Yep! Might be!" and then put a nice and cozy distance between you and that driver.

    Do you think repeat DUI offenders should be easily identifiable on the roads (besides how they're driving, of course)?
    This is an old Idea and i have no problem with it.

    I have come across many people who were drunk when driving. Unfortunately a good number of them have been truck drivers which is really scary. Now drunk or stoned I have no idea.

    When i was working as an Environmental regulator I had a radio in my car and so I could contact the nearest State police station. I always made sure I was right by watching them so a good while before I passed them and they saw I was a Fed or State employee. they usually slowed down then but it was also too late.

    BTW where I worked it was legal for authorized state employees to call in possible DUI drivers.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Well, you should be interested in it --
    But I'm not.

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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    This is an old Idea and i have no problem with it.

    I have come across many people who were drunk when driving. Unfortunately a good number of them have been truck drivers which is really scary. Now drunk or stoned I have no idea.

    When i was working as an Environmental regulator I had a radio in my car and so I could contact the nearest State police station. I always made sure I was right by watching them so a good while before I passed them and they saw I was a Fed or State employee. they usually slowed down then but it was also too late.

    BTW where I worked it was legal for authorized state employees to call in possible DUI drivers.
    I've heard many a story of truck drivers going for days and days on Dexedrine. To say the least their nerves are a little shot by the third day and probably aren't thinking so clearly. I can easily see that having been the scenario when one truck driver just decided to turn left into my lane...while I was right next to him. If the lane to the left of me hadn't been clear there would have been a problem.

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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    But I'm not.
    How about you respond to the other 90% of my post:

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    because as far as I'm concerned, that's all you're going to get out of this. There are plenty of idiot drivers out there all set to kill you with their multi-ton projectiles of commuter death, and they won't have a special license plate.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    How about you respond to the other 90% of my post:
    Okay, but that's the Nirvana fallacy at work. The proposal wasn't to put warning license plates for all offense, just DUI's. The people who put forth this proposal never claimed it would identify all types of irresponsible behavior.

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