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

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

    Drunk drivers on P.E.I. may soon have to carry a reminder, and an advertisement, of their crime on the backs of their vehicles.

    Transportation Minister Robert Vessey is floating the idea of distinctive plates for drivers enrolled in the ignition interlock program.

    "A lot of people have a lot of pride in themselves and an impaired driver sometimes, if they're going to be identified, might make them think twice before they jump behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired," said Vessey.
    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)?

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

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    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 nothing more than further big brother BS. People use the over emotionalized DUI topic to excuse all sorts of expansions of improper government.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

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    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 actually like this idea.

    If you were driving with your loved ones, wouldn't you want to know who the repeat drunk drivers were?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I actually like this idea.

    If you were driving with your loved ones, wouldn't you want to know who the repeat drunk drivers were?
    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.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    I think they wrote a book about this once, Scarlet Letter or something like that.

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

    I think PEI has some good roads, although nothing like an interstate highway here in the states. I'm generally ok with this except for the issue of ownership. If there were a plate that went with the person and not the car, I'd be more in favor. If a wife has to drive on the car because the husband got drunk, I don't think that is right. If the husband had his own plate and had to indicate what car it would be usable on, that would be my preferred way to implement this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This is nothing more than further big brother BS. People use the over emotionalized DUI topic to excuse all sorts of expansions of improper government.
    Before arriving at conclusions about Big Brother, I think it bears at least some consideration whether that law will in fact make you safer from negligent people driving 2 ton vehicles at 60+MPH.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Before arriving at conclusions about Big Brother, I think it bears at least some consideration whether that law will in fact make you safer from negligent people driving 2 ton vehicles at 60+MPH.
    Not any more than the ignition lock already provides. These sort of identification markers are to single individuals out for scorn, ridicule, and closer monitoring.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    I'm fine with this. What I fear though is that repeat DUI offenders would possibly view this as a type of warning so that they can somehow justify drinking and driving again due to others knowing that the driver of a vehicle has been convicted of a DUI charge.

    I would be more comfortable if this was some kind of removable sticker that the driver had to put on each vehicle they operate.
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    Re: P.E.I. drunk drivers' vehicles could get special plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think they wrote a book about this once, Scarlet Letter or something like that.
    A little nookie on the side doesn't kill 10,228 per year (unless that nookie is happening in speeding vehicles).

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