Fuel theft, piracy and a lot more
"In Wisconsin there are 98 ways to lose your license, and we keep adding more," says Yunk Todd, of the Center for Driver's License Recovery and Employability. "We like to find ways to penalize people, and find ways to take away their privilege to drive."
Add to the list of offenses in some states: misuse of a handicap space; immigration or visa expiration; graffiti; defacing signs; flying while intoxicated.
"The most common misperception is that the threat of a license being suspended does change people's behavior," says Mikell, the former Georgia prosecutor. "But 75 percent of the folks who are suspended continue to drive anyway."
"The stigma is gone," he adds. Plus, "people are so dependent on their cars, they just don't know what to do."
Pages in this slideshow:
- 12 ways good drivers lose their licenses
- Unpaid parking tickets
- Borrowing the wrong car
- Possessing alcohol as a minor
- Driving without insurance
- Bounced or bad checks
- Litter, overdue library books and more
- Overdue student loans
- Failure to pay child support
- Marijuana possession
- Prostitution, public intoxication and more
- Failure to appear in court
- Fuel theft, piracy and a lot more