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User currently offlineTechrep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1568 times:

Here in Ohio they have these "Shame Plates" for drunk drivers. Yesterday, I saw one for the first time, they are yellow/orange and indicate the driver has at least 2 DUI offenses.

Any other states/countries do something similiar?

TechRep

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1559 times:

Wow...I've never heard of that before, but that is a brilliant idea...I love it...though really, 2 DUI offenses and they should get their license yanked...

Greg



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1551 times:

I wish they would do that in Oregon! But I agree, they're still on the road after two DUI's???

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

I see those all the time here, my one asshole of a drunk boss has one on his car. We've taken to calling them "party plates".


The Ohio Player
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Here in New Jersey, we don't believe in special 'shame' plates for DUI. Instead you lose your licence totally for 6 months to 1 year for a 1st offence, 2 years for a 2nd offence within 10 years of a 1st and 10 years for the 3rd + manditory screening/counsuling, confinement for a few days to months for the 3rd and hefty fines totaling $3000 + dollars for a 1st offence. New Jersey also has no exemptions, or conditional 'to/from work or employment' licences. Your grounded - period. Your conviction in court will probably be posted in the local newspaper. One other quirk in New Jersey, if ever convicted of a DUI, you can never/lifetime ever get any 'vanity' or specialty plates/tags.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Not sure if it's still in place, but in Clackamas County, Oregon (in the Portland metro. area) they had a "victim's panel" where someone who was convicted could choose this as a punishment, and would have to face families of those who were injured/killed by a drunk driver. I went to one a long time ago...wow, pretty sad. To me, that's a lot more effective than having it on a license plate.



User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

I wonder who would bear the shame if, God forbid, one of these drivers with a shame plate is involved in a fatal or injury vehicular accident.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/misc?url=/templates/zoom.pbs&Site=TO&Date=20041107&Category=NEWS08&ArtNo=411070352&Ref=AR Here is a sample pic.



[Edited 2004-11-09 22:36:08]

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Put it on the back of your car and tada!! UK car :P

User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

From what I have read, the new plate is yellow with red numbers. This happens to be the same color scheme as most license plates in New Mexico. Although I have not seen the Ohio DUI plate, it sounds like New Mexico drivers could have their plate confused with the DUI plate. Driving through Ohio with a New Mexico plate could become uncomfortable. Why didn't Ohio pick colors that don't resemble another state's plate?


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User currently offlineDmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

From the picture provided above, its more of a yellow-orange. New Mexico is BRIGHT yellow.

http://www.state.nm.us/tax/pubs/specplat.htm

Plus with the graphics, one the New Mexico plate, I'm not sure it'd be easily confused, but you never know.



"I have a favorite dish, which tends to change daily depending on my mood, or whether I have a hangover, or whether it's
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3363 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

What happens if one person in the family DUIs? Are the other family members allowed to attach the normal plates when they use the car? Otherwise they'd be punished for a crime they did not commit.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Wow. The idea of "shame plates" is about as moronic as the sex offender registry. And to think we (the taxpayers) actually have to pay people to come up with stuff like that.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

From the picture provided above, its more of a yellow-orange. New Mexico is BRIGHT yellow.

http://www.state.nm.us/tax/pubs/specplat.htm

Plus with the graphics, one the New Mexico plate, I'm not sure it'd be easily confused, but you never know.


No, thats just the old plate that depicts the colors of the Zia flag, which is also the state flag too.



Holy sh*ts and burritos.
User currently offlineDmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

What? I'm comparing it to the Ohio picture provided.


"I have a favorite dish, which tends to change daily depending on my mood, or whether I have a hangover, or whether it's
User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

I didn't see the link for the Ohio plate. I'll admit, the two look different enough that most people shouldn't confuse them. As for the graphics, usually the green on the NM plate is covered pretty well by license plate holders, so you might not see it.

EclipseFlight7: The Zia plate is the old plate, but they are still giving them out. You get the choice of either the zia plate or the balloon plate. When I got my new car last summer, I chose the zia for my car because I've never liked the balloon plate.



It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

I kind of feel for them really ... If you have to live in Ohio it must be hard to NOT drink heavily ...


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1253 times:

"If you have to live in Ohio it must be hard to NOT drink heavily"

Makes me wonder if DC10girl has ever been to Ohio. Aside from Cleveland, which is know as the Mistake on the Lake for a reason, most of the state isn't all that bad. But I will agree that drinking does make snow days from school that much more entertaining.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1248 times:

I'm surprised the ACLU wouldn't be all over this. I bet those plates get tailed by the police for miles late at night just waiting for them to make a small enough mistake to get pulled over.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

As far as I know there are only 3 states that have "Shame plates":

Georgia: Looks like regular design but different numbering series.

Minnesota: White plate with blue letters and a different numbering series

Ohio: Obvious color changes (yellow/red)



Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Sounds a bit like the Scarlet Letter....Now what can we do about those nasty repeat felons and drug dealers???

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