The Cycle: How Motor Vehicular Tickets, Fines, and Fees Exacerbate Poverty and Contribute to Mass Incarceration

While a person’s inability to pay a ticket, fine, or fee arguably does not threaten public safety, today, states across the country respond to this offense by revoking the privilege to drive. This report explores how debt-based driving restrictions disproportionately impact Black people, contribute to financial instability, and threaten the safety of their communities.

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