Driving is one thing most of us love to do. When you come of age and get your permit, then your license. It is one big accomplishment. As time goes by you might get a few traffic tickets for speeding, that’s ok. On the other hand, if you keep get the traffic tickets for moving violations, it adds up. Then you put yourself in a situation where you can’t pay the fines. The unthinkable happens your license is suspended. You’re driving around on suspended license, hoping you don’t get pulled over. With your license being suspended, let say you’re looking for a job and the potential employer ask, do you have a driver’s license? What are going to say? It was suspended for excessive traffic fines. Or you can lie and say you don’t drive? Either way you are more than likely, not getting the job.
For all the people driving illegally there is a Traffic Tickets and Infractions Amnesty Program that started on October 1, 2015 and ends on March 31, 2017. Who can participate in the amnesty program? Persons with unpaid tickets whose fines were originally due to be paid date on or before January 1, 2013, who have not made a payment after September 30, 2015, may be eligible to have both their debt reduced by 50 or 80 percent depending on income/ The driver's license could be reinstated, unless an exclusion discussed below applies. Persons who made a payment after September 30, 2015 on a ticket are not eligible for a reduction for that ticket, but may be eligible to have their driver’s license reinstated if they are in good standing on a payment plan with a comprehensive collection program. Persons with more than one ticket may not be eligible for a reduction on an individual ticket if the eligibility criteria are not satisfied for the ticket. Please check with your court for additional information. Any persons eligible to have a driver's license, (including undocumented individuals who are eligible for a driver's license under AB 60) are entitled to participate in the traffic amnesty program if they meet the eligibility requirements. In the two links below you can find out about your eligibility and what to do. Check this out you never know until you try.