If I hadn’t been able to get my occupational license, it would’ve forced me to go on welfare. I wouldn’t be able to support my family and I would’ve lost everything I have. So, it not only affects people’s ability to drive, but it also makes it where you can’t afford to live. If you can’t get anywhere, because really, the jobs that I could get to close-by would make less than what it would cost for me to live in my apartment—and I live in a cheap apartment. There’s no way to pay the cost of living here if you’re not able to drive.
DRP Stories Texas Driver Responsibility Stories: Karen S.