Life in a rural state like Vermont can require a lot of driving, and a suspended driver’s license can be a significant hardship. But the demands of work, family and other obligations often mean that many still drive even when they're not supposed to. We're looking at what leads to a suspended license in Vermont and how getting a DLS charge can lead to more citations, larger fines and bigger trouble.
Matthew Valerio, Vermont's Defender General in charge of 35 public defenders across the state, explains how minor traffic violations can snowball into a suspended licenses.
And Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan joins the show to discuss why license suspension can lead to a downward spiral, and how we try to balance fair punishment and fines with safety and equity.
Broadcast live on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.