July 1, 2016

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Many Ohio license suspensions unrelated to driving

DAYTON — A newspaper reports that 25 percent of the driver license suspensions in Ohio are the result of offenses that are not related to operating a motor vehicle.

The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that 39 percent of the 9.9 million license suspensions from 2006 to 2009 were for drivers who had no car insurance, and another 36 percent were for other driving-related issues. The newspaper’s review of Ohio Department of Public Safety data shows that the rest had nothing to do with driving infractions.

Among the suspensions not related to driving are about 616,000 revocations for people who failed to pay child support.

The state has 46 categories of license suspensions. In 2009 more than 2.6 million suspensions were issued among the state’s roughly 7 million licensed drivers.