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Hey, Oklahoma Legislature — pay attention to this idea: DUI tags

I really like this idea. We need to adopt it here in Oklahoma (although I might choose a different color). From St. Petersburg Times:
A Republican senator wants a law to require bright pink license plates on vehicles driven by people with restricted driving privileges due to convictions for driving under the influence. Sen. Mike Fasano, of New Port Richey, filed a bill earlier this month that requires the first three characters on the plate to read "DUI." "Maybe it will embarrass people and keep them from drinking and driving," Fasano said. "Maybe they'll think twice." The bill also says police "may stop any vehicle that bears a DUI plate without probable cause to check the driver." Ohio and Michigan have similar laws in place. Other states have debated the issue, but failed to pass it due to privacy reasons. "Pink plates would hold out individuals for punishment as well as ridicule. We are very opposed to it," said Larry Spalding, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union in Florida.
While I support the ACLU's position on many issues, they are on the wrong side of this issue. If people don't want the ridicule, then don't drive drunk! (This is something that we can control; if you can't, then you shouldn't be driving at all.)


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