Since 2004, Ohio has mandated anyone who has been charged with a DUI must use an identifying “scarlet letter license plate”

As we teach in our online DUI class, those that are allowed a restricted license after being convicted of a DWI must exchange their normal license plates for a garish red and yellow plate. This mark of shame seems to have produced results. According to MADD DUI fatalities dropped by over 150 annually over 8 years, despite an increased population, from 1,286 in 2004 to 1,123 in 2012.

DUI arrests dropped by 150 arrests annually from 2004-2012