I don't know how the did things in Texas but it wasn't until the late 80s that you had that in Indiana unless you did something just off the charts stupid.It was just forgotten? Seriously? I know more than a few people that lost their license's back in the 1970's and 1980's for drag racing, speeding and other such offences.
When you dig a hole, you really dig a hole! Do you need another shovel?
The added bonus is that out of state tickets, so long as they were paid, almost never had so much as a whisper follow you home.
Maybe we are seeing why Indiana conservatives like Texas but most of our libertarians consider it a right-wing police state.