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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View 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.
    That's actually kind of my point -- these license plates will never and could never warn us of all the dangers around us, it just shames previous offenders of a particular flavor. Why not ignition locks? Why not license revocations? In other words, why not just stick with solutions that actually prevent drunk driving, rather than shaming drivers for previous behavior?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    That's actually kind of my point -- these license plates will never and could never warn us of all the dangers around us, it just shames previous offenders of a particular flavor. Why not ignition locks? Why not license revocations? In other words, why not just stick with solutions that actually prevent drunk driving, rather than shaming drivers for previous behavior?
    I can get behind that.

    Sorry, I'm just not feeling very combative today.

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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)?
    I don't see the point.

    I stay away from bad drivers and dangerous situations - I don't spend my time LOOKING at freaking licence plates.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    I'm from the maritimes and it has a huge problem with drunk driving.

    I don't know whether this is the answer.

    But it's something.

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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.
    And neither does "drunk driving".

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

    Why not just go directly to the scarlett letter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    And neither does "drunk driving".
    You're right. The number is a relatively similar one that varies somewhat from year to year. Good catch.

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

    We have these in Ohio. Our plates are normally blue lettering on white backgrounds, while the "I'm a drunkard" plates are red lettering on yellow backgrounds. They've been around for a while.

    I believe you get the "party plates", as they are called here, if you have 3 DUIs or 1 high BAC DUI.

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

    My question is if you have had multiple DUIs why are you still allowed to drive?

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

    UI laws fly in the face of medical science because people who drink a lot develop a tolerance to alcohol.

    For example, a 16 year old girl having her first wine coolers could be very significantly impared with a BAC of .08% while a 30 year old guy who drinks every day with the same BAC could be perfectly capable of driving safely.

    DUI laws are about MONEY, not public safety or medical science.

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