Report: 1 in 6 Va. drivers have suspended licenses partly due to unpaid court debt

About one in six Virginia drivers has a suspended license partly because of an inability to pay court debt, according to a study from an advocacy group released Wednesday.

News Story (Virginia)

Justin Wm. Moyer
Washington Post
January 24, 2018
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Tags: Court Debt, Driver's license suspension

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


The report by the Legal Aid Justice Center, which represents low-income Virginians, indicates 974,349 residents in the state have their driver’s license suspended partly because of court debt, while 638,003 had their license suspended solely for that reason.

There are about 6.2 million licensed drivers in Virginia, the study said, andtheir licenses can be suspended for more than one reason.