Lawmakers need to fix another program that buries Texas drivers in fines
In June, the Driver Responsibility Program was, at long last, repealed. By all accounts, the program was a failure.
It assessed surcharges in addition to the typical fines on traffic tickets. When people could not pay the surcharges, their driver’s license was suspended. This led to millions of suspensions for low-income Texans, sending them into a cycle of debt, arrest and incarceration.