Colorado just became the 16th state to ban driver’s license suspensions for people with unpaid court debts. Life-changing for 100,000+ Coloradans, mostly poor. For many, can’t drive = can’t get to work = can’t make money to pay debt = stuck in system. This law ends that cycle.

9:44 PM · Jul 6, 2021

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*helps end that cycle. You still need to afford a car and insurance.
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Well yeah, though that's a different definition of "can't drive" that concerns money, not a legal ban on one's ability to drive. Of course you're right that the bill doesn't solve the broader issue of poverty.
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Good, although other methods to collect the debt should be implemented. Limiting a person's capacity to pay a debt is counterproductive, but garnishing wages for a very small percentage would be an easier alternative given technology in place right now.
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Happiness Everywhere!
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Registrations are expensive, emissions, and toll roads...it won't help much. Homless people need a physical address to get a license too.
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Getting an ID without identification is damned near impossible. People don't understand, they just say get a job. So easy for the world to judge everyone.
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Thank you @GovofCO, @PeteLeeColorado , and all the others who worked for this!
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Can we get those "mostly poor" some permanent housing? We are dealing with a pandemic & public health crisis. #emergency #peoplefirst #HousingCrisis #Denver #discrimination
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Maybe also a permanent, stable mailing address?
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