Law Ends Driver’s License Suspensions Over Unpaid Fines

first_imgImage by New York State DMV.ALBANY (AP) — New York drivers who can’t afford to pay the entirety of a traffic fine will be able to do so via installments and will no longer face the risk of their licenses being suspended for that debt, thanks to legislation signed by the governor.The Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act ends the practice of suspending the licenses of people who haven’t been able to pay their fines in full, and will allow people who currently have suspended licenses because of traffic debt to get them back.Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law last week.State Sen. Tim Kennedy of Buffalo, who sponsored the legislation with Assemblymember Pamela Hunter of Syracuse, said in a statement that it was “a huge win that decriminalizes poverty and will give hope and opportunity to drivers across New York state.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *