The Driver Responsibility Program is governed by Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 708, which established a system to assess surcharges based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003.
A surcharge is an administrative fee charged to a driver based on the convictions reported to the driving record. There are two criteria that determine if a surcharge will be assessed. Those two criteria are: Point System and Conviction Based surcharges.
Surcharges are in addition to all other reinstatement fees required for other administrative actions and do not replace any administrative suspension, revocation, disqualification or cancellation action that results from these same convictions.
This is so bad that for a few thousand bucks the Texas legislature would ruin everyone's livelihood. This law is making the Texas economy worse. There are so many people driving with a license suspended that there will be a time when no one's license is valid.
Unconstitutional Double Jeopardy! This is outrageous there is not public transportation in all areas. This makes very difficult for people who are dealing with this horrible situation to make a living and provide for their family.
We, the citizens of Texas, believe this law should be eliminated as soon as possible! We should not have to Pay these extensive charges over and over again and have our license suspended.
The Stop the Texas Surcharge Program petition to Texas legislature was written by Elica Terry and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.