It Can Happen to Anyone
Imagine a scenario where a single parent is desperate to get to the office to clock in. If he or she doesn’t arrive in time, they could be terminated for being late. They go over the speed limit hoping to make it in but get pulled over for going 35 in a 25 and for having a broken tail light.
Now they have another bill to pay. Bills upon bills. Bills for their son’s doctors appointments, electricity, cell phone, water, garbage, car payment, rent, storage unit, day care and more. They forget to pay, they don’t contest the ticket, life is hectic. They get another ticket. Now they have two tickets with one in collections. The collections company threatens to have their license suspended if they cannot pay everything that is due, or at least a large down payment followed by installments. And then, their license gets suspended.
They keep driving because if they don’t, they can’t get to work and daycare. They get another ticket, this time for driving with a suspended license. Driving while your license is suspended can lead to tickets exceeding $1,000. They now have little hope of getting out of this situation with an affordable payment plan through the collection company. So, what are their solutions?