State Senator Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys recently introduced SB881 – a new bill that would restore driving privileges to millions of eligible Californians. Currently, the DMV, along with state traffic courts, use suspensions as a way to pressure motorists to pay traffic tickets or other court ordered penalties. This, unfortunately, leads to further trouble, as suspended drivers are unable to find work, continue working at their current job, or even prevent their cars from being towed.
The way the law is currently structured, individuals in lower income brackets are hit hardest – particularly minorities. As Gov. Jerry Brown has stated, the way the system is currently organized leads unsuspecting citizens into a “hellhole of desperation.” Read the rest »