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66. Non-Driving Reasons for License Suspension
"According to a survey of State motor vehicle agencies and a review of State statutes conducted for this study, all 50 States and the District of Columbia have laws that permit the State motor vehicle agency and/or the courts to withdraw driving privileges for at least some non-driving reasons. Common non-driving reasons for suspension include: failure to comply with a child support order; failure to maintain proper insurance; failure to appear in court to satisfy a summons; fraudulent application for driver’s license or vehicle registration documents; altered or unlawful use of a driver’s license; alcohol and drug-related offenses by minors other than DUI; convictions for drug-related offenses other than DUI; and failure to pay a motor vehicle and/or court fines, fees, and surcharges Other less common non-driving reasons for suspension include: truancy; fuel theft; delinquent conduct by a minor; use of fictitious license plates, registration, or inspection sticker; failure to appear in court to satisfy a parking ticket; making terrorist threats; graffiti; failure to register as a sex offender; and attempting to purchase tobacco by a minor."
"Reasons for Driver License Suspension, Recidivism, and Crash Involvement Among Drivers With Suspended/Revoked Licenses," National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, January 2009), p. 22.