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Unpaid Parking Tickets Could Lead to Suspended Licenses

January 27, 1998
By: Liz Cafer
State Capital Bureau
The Missouri House and Senate committees heard bills that would suspend driver's licenses for unpaid parking tickets. Liz Cafer has the story in Jefferson City.

The House bill would give cities the power to suspend driver's licenses for 10 unpaid parking fines.

Car owners would only have to collect three unpaid tickets to lose their licenses under the Senate bill.

Representatives say the bill is patterned after an Illinois law that has been effective in Chicago.

But Reprentative Fred Pouche of the House Motor Vehicle Committee says the bill would be ineffective in college towns like Columbia.

Actuality:

Probably these people no longer live in the state, or their addresses are no good. So the state's going to be spinning their wheels and spending money and trying to send out notices and things.

The St. Louis Mayor's office says that in 1997 315 people had 10 or more unpaid parking tickets within the city. In Jefferson City, I'm Liz Cafer