Texas may finally kill a program that can land poor people in jail for traffic fines

2019-05-04

The Texas House unanimously moved Thursday to repeal the tough-to-kill Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say traps low-income drivers in a cycle of debt.

The program adds additional yearly fees on top of the price of a ticket, from $100 per year for a few traffic tickets to $2,000 for driving while intoxicated. And if drivers don’t pay within 105 days, the state suspends their licenses.

BY ARYA SUNDARAM MAY 1, 2019

Read the ull article at the Texas Tribune


 

Posted by: Pat Monks