Mississippi Stops Yanking Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Fines

Mississippi will stop suspending people’s driver’s licenses purely because they haven’t paid court fines and fees, and tens of thousands of people who lost driving privileges could get them back.

The state will begin reinstating licenses starting in January. Mississippi will waive its $100 reinstatement fee, sending letters to anyone who benefits. Officials say people should await written notification before driving again. People whose licenses were suspended for additional reasons won’t get them back.

Associated Press