A Texas Program That Larded Fines on Drivers Is Dead at Last

Texas roads just got a little freer.Heeding cries from the Texas ACLU and other advocates, Gov. Greg Abbott has ended Texas' so-called Driver Responsibility Program, which authorized the Department of Public Safety to add surcharges to standard court fines incurred after infractions such as speeding tickets or driving with an invalid license. Between the surcharges and service fees (not to mention the initial price of a traffic ticket), this program was unfairly bleeding drivers dry.  Continue reading...

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