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Virginia DUI Offenders Spared Scarlett Letter License Plates

Posted on Apr 06, 2007
A Committee of the Virginia General Assembly ended consideration of a proposed law which spared DUI offenders the embarrassment of displaying “scarlet letter” license plates. Virginia’s scarlet letter bill would have required drivers, convicted of DUI for the third time, to display a yellow license plate with red numbers, showing that they were repeat DUI offenders. The plates would have cost $500 and be required for five years. Similar scarlet letter bills in other states usually propose pink license plates. One of the authors of Virginia's proposed law stated he thinks the affective solution for drunk driving is humiliation. To read the proposed Virginia DUI license plate law, click here.
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