They must have a valid reason to suspect that you are breaking another law, such as speeding or running a red light.
Suspension is also commonly a consequence of failing to pay child support.
When the underlying offense is driving-related, the suspension is intended as a way to provide for safety on the public roads.
When the triggering offense is not driving-related, the rationale is more indirect: suspending a driver’s license for a parent who owes child support is a powerful way to encourage payment. Police may not stop you just because they suspect you're driving without a valid license.
take away your driving privileges—for reasons varying from DMV point accumulation to Operating Under the Influence (OUI).
Because you absolutely cannot drive without a valid driver’s license, taking the steps to reinstate your suspended or revoked driver's license as soon as possible is crucial.