The Austin American Statesman ran an article today called “Unlicensed Drivers Clog System”. The short version of it is this: in 2003, the Texas Legislature needed to pull an accounting trick out of their hat, so that they could comply with the Texas Constitution’s balanced budget requirement. (See 2003 Budget Statement by Texas Comptroller.)
Grant Griffiths’ post about pending legislation upping the Driver’s License Suspensions in Kansas for DUI got me thinking:
Under the proposal, a first-time DUI offender would receive twice the standard license suspension if his BAC was .16 or greater. Three offenses at the higher level would result in permanent revocation of driving privileges.