Wow - that was an awefully sexist answer - and an assuming one. Just because she has fines in collection, that doesn't mean she's a poor driver. Just ONE unpaid parking ticket that goes to collection makes it, in most states, so you cannot drive.
Learn about the collection and ticketing business before commenting, because you clearly aren't a good role model for this person.
Oh, and as female I DO drive worth a damn - Class B CDL with passenger certifcation; the only thing I can't drive is the largest trucks and hazmat. But I could if I chose to get the certification.
To answer the question asked, call the local courthouse and ask the civil court secretary what the policy would be - forms that need to be filed, etc. depending on the age and amount in collections, the judge may tell you to pay it off first. But it;s worth a try.