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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Glitch kept bad Md. drivers on the road

By Washington Post editors

Dozens of Maryland drivers who had racked up enough penalty points to lose their licenses apparently got some extra time behind the wheel thanks to a software glitch at the Motor Vehicle Administration, according to state auditors, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The audit, made public last week, found that over a six-month period ending in May 2009, MVA officials were not aware that at least 139 drivers had accumulated 12 points — enough to have a license revoked — but were still being allowed to drive.

Read more about the computer glitch in The Baltimore Sun.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Don't blame it only on software glitches ... it's also incompetent judges that allows bad driver to keep their licenses.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | October 26, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the judges have anything to do with it... I believe, in Maryland, the judge only determines if you are guilty or not guilty. If you are found guilty, the violation is forwarded to the MVA. The MVA assesses points for violations and license revocation hearings are held at the MVA.

Posted by: N888 | October 26, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

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