Washington state is considering a measure that would require convicted drunken drivers to use fluorescent-yellow license plates for 1 year after they regain the right to drive, the Seattle Times reports. The state senator behind the bill argues that the shame factor is a "very large deterrent," and says the plates would warn other motorists they are near a potential danger.
Not everyone agrees. “I don't think this is going to solve anything,” said another legislator. “What if a man committed a drunken-driving offense, but he and his wife have only one car?” Mothers Against Drunk Driving agrees, saying it's “not into shunning”—the group favors sobriety checkpoints and breathalyzer ignition locks.