This week, a Pennsylvania judge issued an order that the state of Pennsylvania will be the first in the nation to implement a new form of punishment for repeat offenders.
The new rules will go into effect this Friday, which means that anyone who has been arrested more than once in the past 10 years for driving while suspended or revoked will be immediately disqualified from driving in Pennsylvania.
Under the new law, anyone convicted of driving while revoked will have their license suspended for three months and their registration will be suspended for one year.
The state also will suspend any drivers’ licenses that have been suspended for any period of time.
“We are trying to do the right thing,” Governor Tom Wolf said on Monday.
“There are thousands of people who are driving and have been in jail for three years and we’re trying to take the right steps to help these people.”
As we reported earlier, a number of states have enacted new punishments for repeat DUI offenders, including California, New York, Texas and New Jersey.
While some states have moved to change their laws on repeat offenders, most of the states still have existing laws that do not include an immediate disqualification from driving.
But Pennsylvania, like other states, is considering new punishment for offenders who have been on probation for 10 years or more.
That is because the state’s probation officers will now be able to impose a mandatory 30-day suspension, a suspension of their license for three weeks and a six-month license suspension.
The penalty for failing to complete the required 60 days of community service will also be increased from $5 to $10.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who signed the new state law in June, also proposed a two-year license suspension for repeat drunk drivers, but he has not said whether he will adopt the measure for those convicted of DWI or any other crime.
This is a first in America.
The states that have adopted this type of punitive measure are generally more conservative, according to the American Bar Association, so a few states are moving to change the way they deal with repeat offenders to keep them out of the driving industry.
But, even though it may be new to the United States, the new Pennsylvania law is likely to have some impact.
Last year, the Justice Department reported that Pennsylvania had the highest rate of DWIs among the states studied by the group.
And a report from the Washington Post said the state was second only to Texas in terms of total DWI arrests.
But that may be because some states that adopted the punishment in the 1990s are no longer seeing such high rates.
“Pennsylvania has been doing this for quite some time and it’s not as common as it was a few years ago,” said David N. Cohen, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“The fact that Pennsylvania is the only one that’s actually gone back to this is probably not a coincidence.”
This isn’t the first time Pennsylvania has moved to create new punishment measures for repeat DWI offenders.
Last fall, the state passed a new law that includes a 30-days suspension of the driver’s license and a suspension for six months for anyone convicted for driving after having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more on a breath test.
The law also prohibits drivers from driving if they have a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.15 percent.
The governor said he is still considering whether to sign the new bill.
In May, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Pennsylvania was among 17 states that had moved to implement mandatory breath testing.
But the new penalty is likely just the beginning.
A study from the RAND Corporation found that if all states adopted the new punishment measure, it would have an impact on the number of people driving and the amount of alcohol that people are exposed to on a regular basis.
The RAND study also said that while the new penalties would help reduce drunk driving and traffic deaths, they will likely not eliminate it.
“As a general matter, the impact of this law will be relatively minor, because most people will have no trouble driving,” the study found.
In fact, according the RAND study, the number and severity of alcohol-related fatalities could decrease by about 25 percent over the next five years.
“Our research shows that the impact on alcohol-impaired driving will be modest and likely to be small, but that this will have a significant impact on public health,” said Paul J. Stang, the lead author of the RAND report.