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May 7th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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What do you think of these "special license plates" for convicted "drunk drivers"? Article is here.

Do you think that these new laws in Ohio (and soon in my home state of Florida, I think) are a good idea? Why or why not?

ETA this link: http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/11/23...license-plates/
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May 7th, 2007, 07:38 PM
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I personally think it's a bad idea. All it's doing is labeling people, and risking inciting road rage. Also, there's the problem of other people driving the same car. I think a better solution is, if you're a repeat DUI offender, you don't drive, PERIOD. But that's just me...
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May 7th, 2007, 07:40 PM
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I personally think it's a bad idea. All it's doing is labeling people, and risking inciting road rage. Also, there's the problem of other people driving the same car. I think a better solution is, if you're a repeat DUI offender, you don't drive, PERIOD. But that's just me... [/b]
That's what I think, too. I'm just curious to see others' opinions.

A friend of mine's husband was arrested for a DUI (it was an accident; he didn't read the label of some prescription drug he was taking) and of course, my friend is totally against this. I don't really think ANY situation really warrants this kind of labeling.
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May 7th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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I think it would only cause people to react negatively whenever they saw that car (which is maybe the point). I don't think that is the solution to the problem.

The thing is that there doesn't seem to be a good solution as to how to stop drunk drivers. Sure you can take away their license. However, many of the people who are repeat offenders have already lost their license or have had it suspended (Paris Hilton) and yet they continue to drive anyway.

What I do think is a good idea are the breathalyzers that they are putting in the cars of people who have been convicted of drunk driving. The person has to test before the car will even start. Not the perfect solution but better than nothing.
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May 7th, 2007, 07:55 PM
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What I do think is a good idea are the breathalyzers that they are putting in the cars of people who have been convicted of drunk driving. The person has to test before the car will even start. Not the perfect solution but better than nothing.[/b]
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May 7th, 2007, 08:05 PM
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I think it would only cause people to react negatively whenever they saw that car (which is maybe the point). I don't think that is the solution to the problem.

The thing is that there doesn't seem to be a good solution as to how to stop drunk drivers. Sure you can take away their license. However, many of the people who are repeat offenders have already lost their license or have had it suspended (Paris Hilton) and yet they continue to drive anyway.

What I do think is a good idea are the breathalyzers that they are putting in the cars of people who have been convicted of drunk driving. The person has to test before the car will even start. Not the perfect solution but better than nothing.[/b]
Now that i have less of an issue with...

Though i think if someone is CONTINUALLY driving drunk even without a license, then they DO belong in jail. At some point, you have to draw the line, and protect the rest of us, if the person insists on constantly endangering others.
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May 8th, 2007, 04:45 AM
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What I do think is a good idea are the breathalyzers that they are putting in the cars of people who have been convicted of drunk driving. The person has to test before the car will even start. Not the perfect solution but better than nothing.[/b]
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May 8th, 2007, 04:55 AM
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I hate the idea of labeling ppl but in certain cases I would rather be aware of the ppl who are around me.... they are also starting to give another color to sex offenders... in Ohio the judges are starting to deliver punishments based on embarrassment... I am not so sure how I feel about it just yet... for example: we recently had a women convicted for animal abuse bc she left her cat out in the freezing cold for x amount of days with no food and water... the judge sentenced her to spend the night in the freezing cold in only a tent.... another example: a judge made a theif stand in front of walmart wearing a sign that said : I am a theif and I stole from Walmart".....

sorry the point to all of this is I think that Ohio judges believe that if you embarrass a person bad enough they will not be a repeat offender.....
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I hate the idea of labeling ppl but in certain cases I would rather be aware of the ppl who are around me.... they are also starting to give another color to sex offenders... in Ohio the judges are starting to deliver punishments based on embarrassment... I am not so sure how I feel about it just yet... for example: we recently had a women convicted for animal abuse bc she left her cat out in the freezing cold for x amount of days with no food and water... the judge sentenced her to spend the night in the freezing cold in only a tent.... another example: a judge made a theif stand in front of walmart wearing a sign that said : I am a theif and I stole from Walmart".....

sorry the point to all of this is I think that Ohio judges believe that if you embarrass a person bad enough they will not be a repeat offender.....[/b]
I am all for that, I think it's a great idea.
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May 8th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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I hate the idea of labeling ppl but in certain cases I would rather be aware of the ppl who are around me.... they are also starting to give another color to sex offenders... in Ohio the judges are starting to deliver punishments based on embarrassment... I am not so sure how I feel about it just yet... for example: we recently had a women convicted for animal abuse bc she left her cat out in the freezing cold for x amount of days with no food and water... the judge sentenced her to spend the night in the freezing cold in only a tent.... another example: a judge made a theif stand in front of walmart wearing a sign that said : I am a theif and I stole from Walmart".....

sorry the point to all of this is I think that Ohio judges believe that if you embarrass a person bad enough they will not be a repeat offender.....[/b]
I am all for that, I think it's a great idea.
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But at some point, you risk crossing the line into cruel and unusual punishment... I don't think it's a good precedent to set.
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