Investigative Post: A changing tide on license suspensions
The Bronx Defenders is part of a coalition with the Fines and Fees Justice Center and National Center for Law and Economic Justice to advocate for the end of suspensions over unpaid traffic fines. Traffic enforcement is disproportionately concentrated in low-income black and Latino neighborhoods, where residents often have difficulty paying tickets. New York is one of at least 41 states that suspend drivers’ licenses if they fail to pay traffic fines.
“Suspending a license is a patently absurd remedy to someone who can’t pay traffic tickets.”
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