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Updates from Sara Wilson May 20, 2020

This has been a time of major change for our community and Drive-To-Work. At the beginning of 2020, DTW settled into to a new location with a new president replacing the retiring founder. We thought those were big adjustments. After just over 60 days into the new year, COVID-19 struck. Life as we know it changed.



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Tips for Virginia Drivers: Going Back to Court May 15, 2020

Most Virginia courts will start hearing non-emergency cases on May 18. (They are hearing emergency cases now.) Thanks to an excellent zoom meeting hosted by Chesterfield General District Court Chief Judge Keith Hurley, here are some tips for going back to court. Other courts may have similar advice. 

  1. Even if a face covering is not mandated, you should have y . . .

More Tips for Drivers During COVID-19 May 8, 2020

If you are trying to get your license back but have been delayed by the Covid-19 shutdown, new developments can make it happen quickly. Act NOW. 

  1. DMV is scheduled to re-open its branches on May 11. Special procedures, such as making appointments and doing more transactions on-line, will be used to minimize exposure to the virus. If you are g . . .

Tips for Suspended Drivers During the COVID-19 Shutdown April 13, 2020

No doubt about it! Social distancing and business closures during the COVID-19 epidemic have drastically altered the normal way people who lost their licenses can restore their driving privileges. 

This includes closing all DMV customer service centers through at least April 23. If you do not currently have a license, you will not be able to be tested and licensed until the CSC&rsq . . .

People Need Access to Their Jobs and One Barrier is Transportation April 30, 2019

I believe that it is essential for our citizens to be able to have opportunities for and access to jobs wherever they live. It has been an honor to work with Randy Rollins, President of Drive-To-Work, for a number of years. Learning about the mission of helping restore driving privileges and witnessing the advocacy and presence of Drive-To-Work at the General Assembly has been incredibly helpfu . . .

Fines and Costs: Update on The New Law April 12, 2019

For 10 years, Drive-To-Work has advocated for “de-coupling” suspensions of driver’s licenses for unpaid court fines, which has nothing to do with highway safety and only deprives individuals of work and earning opportunities. This never made sense to me.

So, we were delighted that on April 3, the Virginia General Assembly changed the law. This is major! Over 600,000 dr . . .

Get to Know Kempy Tillerson – One of Our Driving Clinic Instructors February 5, 2019

How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching for 39 years – 19 as a physical education teacher and 25 as a driver improvement instructor.

Where have you taught in Virginia?
I started teaching PE in Prince Edward County but I have been in Richmond the rest of my career.

What is your favor . . .

Imagine Coming to DTW and Receiving Hope December 11, 2018

Imagine not being employed, no income.

Imagine being on minimum wage, working short hours, working the late shift.

Imagine having to depend on family, friends, public transportation to get you to work on time.

Imagine driving and risking getting stopped - fines, suspensions, probation violations – even jail.

Imagine everything you need to provide and keep y . . .

It takes collaboration… August 2, 2018

When people hear the term “corrections” they normally think about the last movie they saw that had a prison scene or perhaps the last news story they read online or saw on television. Images fall between the Blues Brothers and Shawshank Redemption and usually these images are more negative than positive. Let’s face it; the business of keeping people locked away from the commun . . .

Working with Drive-To-Work March 7, 2018

Walking out of the Chesterfield County Circuit Court, I watched a Drive-To-Work (DTW) client embrace his parents and talk excitedly about what he could do after the Judge granted his petition for a restricted drivers license. He would have new opportunities open to him now that he has the ability to not only transport himself to work, but to drive the company van and work more independently! Th . . .