Questions about suspended licenses

Dear Editor,

I am intrigued by Pelham Municipal Court Magistrate Sally McDonald’s statement in the Pelham Reporter on March 17, “Sometimes a person doesn’t realize their license is suspended until they get pulled over.”

I was in an accident that was the fault of the other driver who had no license or insurance. When I tried to renew my driver’s license, I found that it was suspended. I was never notified. I had insurance and sent the required paperwork to the Department of Public Safety.

My insurance agent resolved the problem in 30 minutes. I asked the state, but never received an explanation. I wrote it off as a clerical error. The above statement seems to indicate that suspensions without notification are not all that uncommon. You don’t want to be stopped a thousand miles from home and find out that your license is suspended.

Glenn Griffin