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Soviet Drivers Pass on 'Shame Plates'

January 25, 1987|From Reuters

MOSCOW — Police in the Soviet Baltic republic of Estonia are offering drunk drivers an alternative punishment to losing their licenses: They may carry "shame plates" identifying them as a danger to themselves and others.

But the Communist youth daily Komsomolskaya Pravda reported Saturday that since the beginning of the year, only two drivers had agreed to take the plates beginning with the letter O for opasni, or dangerous.

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