Yesterday we published an article about a Chicago City Council Committee approving a proposal to impound vehicles driven by motorists arrested for driving on a suspended or revoked license. Today the full City Council approved the measure. Beginning on January 1, 2010, anyone arrested for driving on a suspended or revoked license in the City of Chicago will have their vehicle seized and impounded. They can get their car back if they pay a $500 fine and a $165 towing charge. Last year, 22,904 people were pulled over for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Chicago. The City of Chicago stands to generate millions of dollars in revenue because of this new measure.
Alderman believe that this new measure will make people think twice about driving with a suspended or revoked license. I'm sure that the additional revenue helps.
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