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A driver's license suspension has become a one-size-fits-all punishment for a variety of offenses that have nothing to do with driving.

Roadside litterMikell, of the Georgia Department of Driver Services, says it's rare for judges to suspend driver's licenses for things like overdue library books. Once unpaid fines mount, however, people's licenses are at risk, regardless of whether they pose a risk to other drivers.

An analysis of federal crash data by the AAMVA found that 7 percent of drivers suspended for reasons unrelated to driving ended up getting a moving violation later, compared with 34 percent of those suspended for driving-related reasons.