The suspension of a driver’s license for an unpaid debt often triggers a cascading set of unintended difficulties for an individual and their family. It’s an additional burden that makes it HARDER to get those original debts paid.
That’s why our legislators should work to include driver’s license suspension reform as part of the conference committee report on HF1684, the Omnibus Transportation Bill.
Driver’s license suspension can make it impossible to gain employment, drive children to school, or take care of a family. As the necessity to drive increases, many choose to drive on suspended licenses, which can often lead to reincarceration.
Driver’s license reinstatement fees are high, and many cannot afford to pay, so they drive on a suspended license. Reform would be a small cost to the state, but a big investment in helping Minnesota families.
Driver’s licenses should only be suspended for driving violations and serious infractions of the law, not used to make life harder for those trying to make a living and pay their fines, fees, and restitution.
Urge your lawmakers to include driver’s license suspension reform as part of the Omnibus Transportation Bill!