Driver's license suspensions

A misguided relic from the War on Drugs suspends the driver’s licenses of 190,000 people every year for drug offenses that do not involve driving. We're helping these 12 states and D.C. repeal this costly and counterintuitive law.


Massachusetts probation report thumbnailReinstating Common Sense: How driver's license suspensions for drug offenses unrelated to driving are falling out of favor

A Prison Policy Initiative report by Joshua Aiken
December 12, 2016

Legislation (as of March 23, 2018):


Video explainer

Aleks Kajstura explains why states should stop punishing safe drivers for drug offenses unrelated to driving.


Press coverage and editorial support


See also our successful work in Massachusetts:

report thumbnail for driver's license suspension reportSuspending Common Sense in Massachusetts: Driver's license suspensions for drug offenses unrelated to driving

A Prison Policy Initiative report by Leah Sakala
May 14, 2014

Press coverage and editorial support



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