Maryland Bill Would Stop Fee-Based Driver’s License Suspensions

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A measure with bipartisan support in Maryland would stop the state from suspending a driver’s license due to unpaid traffic fines.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh supported the measure during a news conference on Wednesday with lawmakers.

Frosh says tens of thousands of people have lost the privilege to drive, because they have been unable to pay fines and fees that have piled up, sometimes from very trivial traffic violations.

Senate President Bill Ferguson says it’s an important initiative to ensure that someone who is struggling to pay a bill they don’t lose their right to drive to work.

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