Government Officials Recognize The License Suspension Problem
“The ability to drive is fundamental to a person’s independence and to supporting themselves and their families.”
Governor Terry McAuliffe, 2017 Second Chance Luncheon
“Drive-to-Work participants are very successful in getting employment, keeping employment and becoming promoted because A, they have their licenses and B, they have self-respect.”
US District Judge, Robert E. Payne
“Not having a driver’s license is a serious employment-related problem which negatively affects returning citizens, their children and families and our community. People without driving privileges are effectively excluded from many jobs.”
Harold Clarke, Director, Virginia Department of Corrections
Facts about Virginia Drivers
Number of Drivers: 5.8 Million
Number of Suspended Licenses: 974,394
Source: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 2017
Without a valid driver’s license, you are not “job ready”!
How many jobs require a driver’s license for success?
- Nearly 1,900 job categories require a driver’s license
- Transportation jobs, such as truck driver, taxies, school bus drivers
- On-site jobs, like electricians, computer techs, construction workers
- Shift jobs, where you must show up on time to relieve other workers
- Employment when a license is considered a “credential”
How do I get the kids to school?
Driving to a job is not the only thing you miss. Without a valid driver’s license, you cannot:
- Take care of your family by driving children to the doctor, to school or day care, to after school activities
- Enjoy your friends and family: driving to church, ball games, recitals, and much more
- Take care of every day needs: driving to the grocery store, the beauty shop and necessary errands
- Take advantage of employment opportunities: driving to job interviews and training programs