The Free to Drive coalition has developed resources to help advocates discuss the issue of driver’s license suspension for unpaid fines and fees with a variety of stakeholders. The following videos explain why license suspensions are a cruel and counter-productive approach to coercing payment of court debt, and explore the stories of individuals who have been harmed by that practice.
Below, you can find a fact sheet and a whitepaper that explore some of the research and facts explaining why poverty should never lead to license suspension. Click on the images below to view relevant resources.
Poverty should never determine who is free to drive.
Too Poor to Drive: 6 Truths about Driver’s License Suspension
During the Free to Drive launch event in September 2019, advocates and directly impacted people came together to share their experiences during two panel discussions. Videos of each panel can be found below.
This panel highlights the impact of driver’s license suspension from the perspective of various stakeholder groups, impacted individuals, and society as a whole.
This panel addresses the issue of license suspension for unpaid fines and fees from the state and local advocacy, policy and litigation perspectives. It highlights efforts across the country around driver’s license suspension: what worked, what didn’t work and how to move forward.