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    Hot pink plates for busted drunk drivers?

    Arkansas proposal would affect anyone convicted three or more times

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17190887/

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    IMO the plates should be used after the first offense. Why do we give people chance after chance after chance when history shows us people continue their pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride
    IMO the plates should be used after the first offense. Why do we give people chance after chance after chance when history shows us people continue their pattern?

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    This is being talked about in Ohio also. I think they are also discussing special plates for predators! Yes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride
    IMO the plates should be used after the first offense. Why do we give people chance after chance after chance when history shows us people continue their pattern?

    VB
    i must agree....after the 3rd DUI, a person should simply have their drivers license revoked permanently, instead of a silly pink license plate...they shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car, period....

    not proud of this, but i was convicted for DUI in 1998....1st & last one, btw...it just blows my mind how folks can just go about their merry way, with 2, 3, 4 & more DUIs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nore
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    This is being talked about in Ohio also. I think they are also discussing special plates for predators! Yes!!
    now the plate for predators is a good idea....hmmm

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    Oh my-this would be SO great. I do agree that they should get them sooner though. Maybe after the second offense? I don't condone drunk driving but most people who have had one DUI learn from their mistake, or are young and dumb. Could you imagine having to announce every mistake you made as a teen? Like I said, I think it's a great idea- but I think it should be done after the second offense.

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    And convicted drunk drivers should be allowed to continue to drive why?

    oh, they might lose their job if they aren't able to drive?

    tough.

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    Revoking the driver's license of a DUI driver is symbolic, but very, very often has no effect whatsoever on whether or not that person continues to drive. We have seen that too many times to believe otherwise. We had a DUI finally convicted here in my state who simply borrowed his girlfriend's vehicle and went out - drunk - and killed 2 college students and seriously injured a third. Now, after about a dozen convictions for DUI and long-ago loss of driver's license, he is being sent to prison.

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    My uncle was convicted of DUI sometime ago and for months after he had to breathe into some device before he could start his car. To make sure he hadn't had anything to drink. I thought it was a great idea. Added bonus? He hasn't had a drink in 3 years now. I know he had some trouble with the thing when he took cold medicines like dayquil liquid or something, but other than that I thought it was great. Heck, one guy in the town I grew up in lost his license and decided to just drive his lawn mower everywhere. Still drunk, but not in an "automobile".

    Predators on the other hand, hmmmm....could they just put a sign on their foreheads instead? Like a tattoo? I know a guy who was accused of sexual assualt on his neighbors kid and did a little jail time and then was living with 5 kids within 6 months of getting out of jail. And if they put it on the predators car, what is to stop him from using someone else's car? Just a thought.

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    Ohio does have them, they are bright yellow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nore
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    This is being talked about in Ohio also. I think they are also discussing special plates for predators! Yes!!
    Pink for predators although there was a huge stink over it. I think it's a great idea. However, we do have yellow plates for multiple offenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh
    And convicted drunk drivers should be allowed to continue to drive why?

    oh, they might lose their job if they aren't able to drive?

    tough.
    Heh. That's true too. Good one.

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    [QUOTE=daphnec]My uncle was convicted of DUI sometime ago and for months after he had to breathe into some device before he could start his car. To make sure he hadn't had anything to drink. I thought it was a great idea. Added bonus? He hasn't had a drink in 3 years now. I know he had some trouble with the thing when he took cold medicines like dayquil liquid or something, but other than that I thought it was great. Heck, one guy in the town I grew up in lost his license and decided to just drive his lawn mower everywhere. Still drunk, but not in an "automobile". QUOTE]

    There are three problems diagnosed by mechanics who have worked on cars w/ these devices:
    1) Drunks can (and do) blow up a balloon before drinking. The balloon fits over the mechanism and allows the car to start--the balloon air is clean.
    2) Friends/relatives/teens looking for $20 can and do blow into the device for previously mentioned drunk.
    3) If the car does not start moving w/i 10 minutes, it shuts off--meaning every 10 minutes, the mechanic working on the car has to go blow into it or the engine quits. This is EXTREMELY ANNOYING! It cannot be disconnected for maitenance purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride
    IMO the plates should be used after the first offense. Why do we give people chance after chance after chance when history shows us people continue their pattern?

    VB

    I agree. The second time or the third time may be the TIME they actually kill someone!!!

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    So, if your spouse is convicted of DUI do they put the pink license plates on all cars they have access to or only the cars registered in their name? My dh and I have two cars neither which are in my name at all. If he were to get a DUI would our children and I have to suffer embarrassment along with him?

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