People driving without a license is more common than you think. State officials say many unlicensed drivers are caught during routine traffic stops. It's something police say is a common occurrence. According To Triple-A Carolinas, one in four traffic fatalities between 2004 and 2005 involved a driver with a suspended or revoked license, or no license at all. Sgt. Ernie Coleman With The State Highway Patrol Says It's Not Worth The Risk To Your Safety Or Your Criminal Record. In North Carolina, habitual driving with a suspended license could be met with up to 4 thousand dollars in fines and 150 days in jail.