Michigan

Selected Media Coverage

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TV & Radio

Lawsuit Targets DWP (Driving While Poor) for Michigan Radio/NPR by Tracy Samilton on May 10, 2017

Print

Michigan is 1 of 5 harshest states for driver’s license suspensions over court fees, fines by Niraj Warikoo for the Detroit Free Press on September 29, 2017

Too Broke to Drive by Henry Grabar for Slate on September 27, 2017

Millions of Drivers Lost Licenses for Failing to Pay Court Fees, study finds by Justin Moyer for The Washington Post on September 26, 2017

Study: 100K Michigan Drivers Lose Licenses for Unpaid Fees by Mike Martindale for The Detroit News on September 26, 2017

Old Fines Strand Drivers, Crimp Region’s Workforce by Chad Livengood for Crain’s Detroit Business on August 6, 2017

Driver’s License Suspensions Hurt the Poor in Michigan by Niraj Warikoo for the the Detroit Free Press on May 24, 2017

Too Poor to Drive? Op-Ed by Phil Telfeyan for The Crime Report on June 7, 2017

The State Making Money Off Poorest Drivers by Kate Briquelet for The Daily Beast on March 8, 2017

Michiganders Fight Policy for Driver’s License Suspensions by David Wells for Courthouse News Service on May 8, 2017

Lawsuit Challenges Michigan Driver’s License Suspensions from US News and World Report. From the original Associate Press story by Ed White on May 5, 2017

MI Lawsuit Targets License Suspensions Over Traffic Debts by David Krajicek for The Crime Report on May 5, 2017

Detroit Court Gets Tough on Traffic Tickets by Sarah Alvarez for Bridge Magazine on June 12, 201