Austin, Texas (KTSM) — Drivers with unpaid Dept. of Public Safety surcharges a discount in fees, if their income qualifies.
The new Incentive Program for the Driver Responsibility Program will cut fees in half, plus service fees, for people whose total household income is between 125 and 300 percent of the annual federal poverty level. The 2013 level can be found here .
The DRP program was enacted in 2003 by the Texas Legislature, which directed the DPS to assess and collect automatic three-year surcharges for the following moving violation convictions:
· Intoxicated driving offenses;
· Driving without insurance;
· Driving while license invalid or without a license;
· Reaching a point accumulation threshold for several moving violations.