While an Arkansas House committee endorsed legislation that could raise the speed limit on some highways to 65 mph, the committee shot down a proposal to require drivers convicted of their third DUI to have a pink license plate on their vehicles.
Representative Pam Adcock of Little Rock Arkansas had introduced a bill that would have shamed a three time DUI offenders with a pink license plate. Three time offenders already are required to have ignition interlocks installed in their vehicles.
Some House committee members speculated that the pink DUI plates might embarrass other family members who need to drive the car, especially teenagers. Adcock said the plate was meant to be a deterrent and not intended to embarrass anyone. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), of course, supported the bill.