Repeal of Driver Responsibility Program waives fees and suspensions as of Sept. 1

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents that the Driver Responsibility Program (www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/drp.htm) was repealed under House Bill 2048 during the 86th Legislature and will end on Sept. 1, 2019.

DRP was initially created on Sept. 1, 2003, to establish a system to assess a surcharge based on a driver’s traffic offenses. Surcharges were assessed on an individual’s driving record by points or convictions.

As of Aug. 2, more than 1.4 million drivers were suspended under DRP. On Sept. 1, when DRP is repealed, all existing DRP surcharge assessments and suspensions will be waived, and no additional surcharges or suspensions related to DRP will be assessed after that date.

 

 

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