Restoring Driving Privileges



 

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Drive-To-Work
P.O. Box 14526
Richmond, VA 23221

Phone: (804) 358-6727
Toll Free: (877) 358-6727
Fax: (804) 358-7000
info@drivetowork.org

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Facts about Virginia Drivers

Number of Drivers
5.4 Million

Number of Suspended Licenses
833,000
Source: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 2010
 

It's A Crime!

Serious Traffic Offenses Result in Serious Penalties

 

 

 

Driving Under The Influence

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

 Reckless Driving

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

 Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

Not Paying Your Bills Can Cause License Suspension

 

Not Paying Court Fines and Costs

Suspension

 Delinquent Child Support Payments

Suspension

 Unpaid Civil Judgments for Vehicle Accidents

Suspension

 Not Having Auto Insurance

 Suspension

Having A Valid Driver's License is Essential for Many Jobs

“If you don’t have a license, you don’t have a prayer of getting and keeping a job over time.” J. Pawasarat, author of “Barriers to Employment,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006.

  • Getting to the Job. Where public transportation is not available, driving is the only reliable way to get to work.
    • You must drive to get to jobs in the suburbs - where significant growth is occurring.
    • You must drive if you work in rural areas.
    • You must drive if your work hours don't match public transportation schedules.
  • Driving at Work.
    • Service positions like electricians, home repair persons, computer specialists, driving company vehicles to get to the job site.
    • Transportation jobs, such as bus drivers, truck drivers, chauffeurs.
    • Sales reps and others who must visit customer locations.

The Bottom Line: Having a Job is Critical for Success

“Simply put, more than 9 out of 10 employed offenders successfully completed post-conviction supervision.” J. Johnson, author of “Does Employment Help Reduce Recidivism for Federal Offenders?” US Probation and Pretrial Services Newsletter, Jan. 29, 2007