During multiple shows, we have spoken about the “Red Decal Law,” which recently went into effect and forces teenage drivers to affix a red decal to their license plate. The consensus of callers have shared the opinion that these red decals should not be forced on our young drivers’ license plates. The following are a sampling of the reasons why people oppose these red decals:
- The red decal is a “scarlet letter” for teenage drivers. It is not fair to label young drivers with a decal that perverts, creep-shows, and stalkers can use to pray upon younger people, especially young women.
- The red decal law does not operate under the American principle that one is “innocent until proven guilty,” even teenage drivers deserve to enjoy this protection of American civil liberties.
- If teenagers are to be forced to display a red decal, why not identify other groups of people with colored decals, as well? Who would say it is fair and just to force all senior citizens to display a certain colored decal on their license plates?
- The red decals are a form of profiling and profiling is not permitted under the law.
These are some of the reasons why people are against the red decals. Do you support the red decals? Please give both your position and the reasons for that position by leaving a comment on this blog post.
The Courier Post says to ‘Repeal unpopular decal mandate’.
Senator Tom Goodwin has launched an online petition to repeal these red decals.