Proposed Bill Would End Texas’ Controversial Driver Responsibility Program

April 15, 2019

  • April 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    Jack King says:
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    This DRP sounds horrible. How dare they surcharge violators of traffic laws! How dare they suspend a driver’s license for unpaid violations! How dare they try to make driving safer for the rest of the people!
    And when a politician says the new plan will make up all but 10% of the revenue needed, I laugh. How do the taxpayers feel about having to shovel out another $30 million?
    After driving is a PRIVILEGE, not a right.

    • April 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm
      Agent says:
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      They could probably fund the shortfall with Driving while texting tickets.

    • April 16, 2019 at 3:51 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      I agree people who violate the law should be surcharged and licenses should be suspended for unpaid violations.

      I don’t agree with using a compounding point system. What’s wrong with removing the compounding point structure and simply replacing it with larger fines and penalties across the board? For example: raising the minimum fee, doubling the surcharge fee and drastically increasing the DWI conviction fees?

      Those who break the law and don’t pay their violations will rack up significant fines and ultimately will have their license suspended, so I’m not entirely sure what your argument is against this change.

  • April 16, 2019 at 8:49 am
    barb wired says:
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    Assuming everyone operating a vehicle on the road has a driver’s license….? Probably 15% of the people in TX disregard that requirement.

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