DPS Starts Amnesty Period for Suspended Drivers

Some of the 1.2 million Texas drivers whose licenses have been suspended because they failed to pay expensive traffic ticket surcharges can catch a big break right now from the Department of Public Safety. From Jan. 17 until April 17, DPS is offering amnesty to drivers who are in default under the Driver Responsibility Program.

The program, which charges drivers with certain traffic violations large annual state surcharges in addition to the fines and court costs initially assessed for the ticket, has come under fire from lawmakers in recent years because it failed to collect about 60 percent of ...

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