New Georgia Law Could Help 100,000 Drivers Avoid License Suspensions

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6 min read
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Beau Evans
May 28, 2022
Key Points
  • More than one hundred thousand drivers have their licenses suspended each year in Georgia for failing to pay traffic fines on time.
  • Many of the roughly fifty-thousand people arrested annually in Georgia for driving on suspended licenses lose their jobs as a result.
  • A new state law aims to curb chances in Georgia for drivers to lose their license for missed fine payments.
The Gist There’s less chance Georgians, and some visitors, may lose their driver’s licenses for failing to pay tickets for minor traffic infractions under a new law that gives judges more leeway in suspending licenses. What’s Happening Around 105,000 drivers have their licenses suspended each year in Georgia for failing to pay traffic fines within ...

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