The Associated Press • Published February 14, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington drivers with a record of drunken driving
could be required to have special license plates designated with the
Legislation introduced by Rep. Norma Smith of Clinton would require
that drivers pay an additional $100 for the Z-plate, which would be
good for three years. The drivers would be allowed to drive only a
vehicle with a Z-designated plate.
The Z would appear as the last symbol at the end of any sequence of
license plate letters and numbers.
Motorcycle riders with a drunken-driving offense also would be
required to have a Z-license, but the special charge would be only