Texas, country steer toward ending driver’s license suspensions for court debt

Kotara’s story is not unique. Texas is among 44 states and the District of Columbia that suspend, revoke or do not allow a person to renew their driver’s licenses because of unpaid court debt, resulting in more than 11 million debt-related suspensions nationwide, according to the Free to Drive campaign.

This is a practice that criminal justice reform advocates are trying to eradicate.