had to choose between basic needs like food, utilities, or medicine and paying what they owed.
A report from Alabama Appleseed
Across Alabama, tens of thousands of people have had their driver’s licenses suspended because they are unable to pay for tickets for violations like driving with a busted headlight or an expired tag. Often, a single unpaid ticket spirals into many, as people see no choice but to continue driving to get to work, school, care for families and children, and otherwise live in a state where public transportation is scarce or nonexistent.
The practice of suspending drivers’ licenses hurts families and slows the economy by keeping people out of work. Drivers’ licenses should only be suspended in connection with dangerous driving.
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