File photoCalifornia’s Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that prevents driver’s license suspension for people who failed to pay fines for traffic infractions. ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor Traffic scofflaws with unpaid traffic fines don’t have to worry about driving on suspended licenses any longer, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown. Suspending a person’s driver’s license for traffic infractions is ineffective, says Brown, because the punishment doesn’t help the state collect unpaid fines and license suspension can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty. “Often, the primary consequence of a driver’s license suspension is the inability to legally drive to work or take one’s
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