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22 States in 5 Years: Bipartisan Lawmakers Coalesce Behind Curbing Debt-Based Driving Restrictions

10 States Enact Legislative Reform in 2021, But New Challenges Lie Ahead Millions of people in the U.S. currently have their driver’s license suspended — not because they’re dangerous drivers, but simply because they can’t afford to pay a ticket or fine. But in a rare show of bipartisan commonsense, lawmakers from around the country …

Sens. Coons, Wicker Re-Introduce The Driving for Opportunity Act

WASHINGTON – On March 25th, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) reintroduced the bipartisan Driving for Opportunity Act to create incentives to stop debt-based driver’s license suspensions. It has been estimated that nationwide at least 11 million people have their driver’s licenses suspended because they cannot pay fines or fees, not for …

50+ Institutions Call on U.S. Senate Leadership to Pass the Driving for Opportunity Act

July 16th 2020 — Today the Free to Drive campaign sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders, signed by over 50 institutions, calling for the passage of the federal Driving for Opportunity Act, which would create incentives for states to end debt-based driver’s license suspensions. Many states – both red and blue – are moving …