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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?
    We already have mandatory ignition interlock after a conviction of drunk driving and license suspension of min. of one year for a first offense. They are not working well enough. I think this is a great idea and another benefit would be the cops could pull the driver over for a spot check at any time.

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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".
    It does in the States.

    In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    We already have mandatory ignition interlock after a conviction of drunk driving and license suspension of min. of one year for a first offense. They are not working well enough. I think this is a great idea and another benefit would be the cops could pull the driver over for a spot check at any time.
    Personally I think the ignition interlock is the best idea. They do need to modify the system so it's more like the home detention unit, where you have to stare into a camera when you blow into the device. That would stop the people who currently figured out a way around the device.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    It's an unpopular view but I think that shaming is a viable alternative to prisons, the one size fits all solution to everything (unless you're a banker). Stocks and caning would probably get a lot of first time offenders back on track instead of sending them to crime school.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    We already have mandatory ignition interlock after a conviction of drunk driving and license suspension of min. of one year for a first offense. They are not working well enough. I think this is a great idea
    Why don't they work "well enough?"

    What on earth does a license plate accomplish that an ignition lock or license revocation does not?

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    and another benefit would be the cops could pull the driver over for a spot check at any time.
    The cops can't, nor should they able to, pull over whomever they want. Not here, anyhow.
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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)?
    DUI should be a capitol offence.

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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)?
    If they are serial drunk drivers... like that kind that abound here in New Mexico, they'd just change plates to a stolen one.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    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)?
    As someone who lost his wife (and my daughter's their mother ) to a drunk driver 16 years ago,I have absolutely no sympathy for someone who gets drunk and gets behind the wheel of a car.That personal made a decision,and other paid the price for it.
    It's easy for people to rationalize against those "special plates" when they don't have to tell their children why mommy or daddy is never coming home.
    "Ohh that poor man with the licenses plate,his rights are more important than those he may,or already have, killed".
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Won't someone please think of the children!!!!

    God, I can't wait till we can have a debate on DUI where that dumbass argument isn't hauled out.
    Won't somebody please think of the assholes who commit attempted vehicular manslaughter!!!

    I have no problem with violent criminals being denied the right to own a gun. I have no problem with convicted pedophiles not being allowed to live near schools. And I have no problem with people who endanger the lives of others by driving drunk being publicly identified as the lethal hazard they are.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    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)?
    We already shame bad drivers here in america. We make them get florida license plates.

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