Inappropriate Actions By State Legislatures Using Drivers Licenses as Judicial Tools sign now

The current Pennsylvania law allows for the suspension of a drivers license for actions unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle. For instance, if you are delinquent in Court Ordered child support payments, the Court can order the suspension of your drivers license. This suspension of the drivers license not only punishes the individual for becoming delinquent in child support but then it severely handicapped the individuals attempt to correct the situation because it is more difficult to earn a living when one is unable to drive. Further, the Pennsylvania law allows for the suspension of a drivers license for violation of the underage drinking laws. Young adults who need to commute to college or places of employment are being handicapped in the same manner with the suspension of their drivers license. This is even if they were not operating a motor vehicle or traveling in a motor vehicle at the time of the alleged underage drinking violation. This punishment should be considered a violation of the young adults right to improve themselves either by furthering their education or earning a living. It would be one thing if the underage drinking violation involved the operation of a motor vehicle. However, a young adult, that in no way intends to operate a motor vehicle, sitting in a private home, at a party or other celebration, caught consuming alcohol, should not receive similar punishment to an individual operating a motor vehicle while alcohol impaired. Pennsylvania, and many other states, consider the operation of a motor vehicle a privilege that can be taken away as a punishment despite the fact that a drivers license was never intended to be considered a judicial tool. This is a discriminatory unequal punishment. Individuals that live in urban areas where public transportation is readily available and may not own a drivers license are punished less severely than an individual living in a rural area where no means of public transportation is available at all and the means of private transportation is an absolute necessity. For this reason alone, the use of the suspension of drivers license for violations unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle, cannot be considered equal punishment. This petition is to demand that it become unlawful to suspend a persons drivers license for non-driving violations and that current laws supporting these suspensions be repealed and revised to include already approved educational courses and community service for any violators of the underage drinking laws. It is my belief that these laws are already in effect for individuals 21 and older. Stop state governments from over-extending their rights by disregarding our rights.

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  • 15 December 2015100. Jason B
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 201599. None Ofy
    you must be joking right. Do you know that 87 % of deaths with kids under 21 are from underage drinking you shouldn be drinking in the first place. How dare you think you are beyond the law. Innocent people are killed everyday because of people like you.
  • 25 June 201598. Michael C
    I support this petition
  • 13 May 201597. Nicole H
    I support this petition
  • 13 May 201596. Sylvia G
    This is a violation of my privacy. It's wrong State, Zip Code St. Charles, MO 63303 Birthdate 3-18-67
  • 12 May 201595. Lauren Kidd
    I support this petition
  • 01 May 201594. Tom B
    How am I suppose to pay these fines if my parents do not pay for it and I can't get a ride to work? I think this law should only be used for those who commit underage the 2nd time. State, Zip Code PA, 18202 Birthdate 1/13/1987
  • 19 March 201593. Bob H
    This is a very bad law and perhaps unconstitutional State, Zip Code PA, 18964 Birthdate 10/16/57
  • 05 November 201492. William Y
    The punishment should always fit the crime, I do not support under age drinking and driving,niether do I support deadbeat dads who never intend to pay child support, I have seen good people who have gone to jail ,lost employment, and suffered through cour
  • 23 October 201491. Jami S
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 201490. Jarod G
    I support this petition
  • 12 July 201489. Shirley R
    I support this petition
  • 19 April 201488. Christopher U
    I was charged with my first underage 5 months ago, it was 3 weeks ago that they finally notified me that they wish to seize my license. It is now nearing the end of the summer and the 90 day suspension will hinder my ability to get to school and my full t
  • 11 March 201487. Andrea S
    I support this petition
  • 07 March 201486. Daniel N
    Invalidate Minnesota non-driving "B" card violation! State, Zip Code Minnesota, 55442 Birthdate 07-21-1973
  • 27 September 201385. Alyssa Nicolem
    This law makes no sense. State, Zip Code 17061 Birthdate 06/23/86
  • 06 August 201384. Nicole H
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 201383. Zach H
    Never had one, but still think it sucks State, Zip Code PA, 16701 Birthdate 10/13/85
  • 09 July 201382. Wayne Y
    I hope all college students across the USA take the time to pass this on to their parents, relatives and fellow students. It is imperative that the people who make up this country stop sitting at home in silence and start making their voices heard. Unjust
  • 01 March 201381. Kelly Jb
  • 12 February 201380. Sarah R
    This is outrageous, I gladly sign this petition State, Zip Code PA, 17104 Birthdate 04-01-1986
  • 07 November 201279. Joshua C
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 201278. Kelly C
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 201277. Ian D
    В State, Zip Code PA 19122 Birthdate 8/1/82
  • 29 March 201276. Rudolf Walsh
    "Hey,nice site look this: State, Zip Code Kiev Birthdate None
  • 18 March 201275. Dhunt Baldwin
    I support this petition
  • 18 September 201174. Kaylah H
    someone should only lose their license if they commited some sort of driving crime or endangered (or attempted to) somebody or themselves with their vehicle State, Zip Code 16932 Birthdate 03/19/1987

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US Congress, PA Legislature and other State Legislatures


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