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License suspension could be halted in NYS for failing to pay minor fines

If you fail to pay a fine, there’s a chance that you could see your license get suspended.

That would change under a proposal that would end the practice of suspending licenses for people who don’t pay fines in New York State.

A study found the main reason for suspended driver’s licenses was because of unpaid tickets. Supporters say without them, offenders can’t drive to work, school or even court.

They say it creates a cycle that is difficult to break. Especially when minor offenses come with heavy fines.

People who have a hefty number of points on their licenses would be exempt from this exception. Those who commit crimes like vehicular homicide would as well.



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