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Survey: Most Support 'Tattletale' Plates

Is it possible to shame people into driving better?This question lies at the heart of whether special license plates should be issued to potentially dangerous drivers, such as those who've been convicted of DUI or of texting behind the wheel.Only a handful of states require such plates, even though most drivers appear to like the idea, at least at first blush.In a recent survey of 2,000 drivers across the country, most show a clear preference for license plates that would identify operators with a history of texting or DUI offenses. About half also support special plates for beginning or elderly drivers.The support for ID plates is consistent among different age groups, except in the cases of special license plates for either young or old drivers. In both those situations, younger people are more likely to be in favor of such identifying markers.62% of drivers aged 18-29 support license plates that would identify drivers older than 70; not surprisingly, that support dr...

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