Tax scofflaws could soon be forced to take taxis all the time.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to announce a program in which anyone who owes more than $10,000 in taxes will have their driver's license suspended.
Cuomo says people who do not abide by the same rules as everyone else should not be entitled to the same privileges.
He says the worst offenders place an unfair burden on law-abiding taxpayers.
The Tax Department is sending out suspension notices to 16,000 people.
They will have 60 days to arrange a payment.
Failure to do so will result in a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles warning them they have 15 days to respond or else have their license suspended.
Anyone with a suspended license can apply for a restricted license that allows them to drive directly to and from work.