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Shumlin looks to curb driver’s license suspensions

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling on lawmakers to eliminate the more than 70 non-driving-related reasons a person can have his driver’s license suspended in Vermont. During his State of the State Address, Shumlin called on lawmakers to make it easier for Vermonters to get a suspended license reinstated, and to cut the number of reasons a license can be suspended in the first place. “Why are we creating a permanent economic disability and making it so difficult for people who want to improve their lives?” Shumlin asked the General Assembly. “I ask you to make driver restoration days unnecessary by passing legislation that ensures non-traffic-related offenses don’t lead to Vermonters losing their ability to get to work or drop their kids off at school.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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