Public Safety Commission Approves Fine Amnesty

More than 1 million Texans who owe the state Department of Public Safety hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in surcharges for traffic violations might get big break and could soon get back their wheels.

The Texas Public Safety Commission on Thursday approved changes to the Driver Responsibility Program that would include an amnesty program for drivers with outstanding surcharges, reduced fines for poor drivers, and new incentives to encourage more people to pay up. Texas lawmakers approved the Driver Responsibility Act in 2003 to promote safer driving and raise money for roads and trauma centers. The program attaches expensive surcharges ...

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