Contrary to what you may think, there are quite a few ways you can lose your driving privileges in Illinois, many of which have nothing to do with driving. According to the Illinois Secretary of State, a person can expect to have their driver’s license suspended if they have unsatisfied traffic citations, unpaid parking tickets, automatic traffic violations or toll violations or even if you have not paid child support. Losing your driving privileges is a very difficult situation for many families to deal with, especially if you depend on your ability to drive to get yourself to and from work. Because of this, the state has passed the “License to Work” Act.
“License to Work” Act is Signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker
With the passing of the recent “License to Work” Act, the state will no longer take away the driving privileges of those who have not paid traffic tickets, parking tickets or other various fines and fees. Other non-moving violations are also being taken off of the list of reasons why you could have your driving privileges taken away. Violations that no longer result in losing your driving privileges include:
- Being considered a “truant minor”
- Failing to pay fines and fees that were ordered by a court
- Failing to pay parking or tollway tickets, fines or fees
- Being convicted of motor fuel theft
- Being convicted of criminal trespass to a vehicle
Prior to the new law, 10 violations typically resulted in a driver’s license suspension....