DPS Commission Approves Surcharge Changes

The Texas Public Safety Commission today approved a slate of rules meant to allow thousands of drivers to get their licenses back. The commission approved new rules for the Driver Responsibility Program that create indigency and amnesty programs for drivers who can't afford to pay the expensive surcharges and an incentive program to encourage others to pay up.

The DRP imposes surcharges on drivers who receive traffic violations. They must pay annual surcharges in addition to fines and court costs associated with the initial traffic ticket, or the Texas Department of Public Safety, which operates the program, suspends the ...

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