eventually it'll either be sent to collections, or it'll be dropped. the problem is knowing how long to wait till that'll happen. the collections is easy, you'll get phone calls. the other won't happen if you keep showing your face and reminding them of your existance. ^^ seems like you're on the right track so far. you could always get a scooter. if they are under 15-30cc in size, they are legal to drive without a license.
or you could always stand upon your constitutional rights. according to the law, you cannot be required to have a license to drive. they never TELL you that, of course, but it's true. you are guarenteed in the constitution the right to free and uninhibited travel "by the means of the day".
back then, that meant horses and buggys and wagons and coaches. nowadays, that means cars. but the law has not changed. so you can legally drive without a license, if you are an american citizen. ^^ i have a friend who did this. after about 4 months he got pulled over and taken in cause he had no license. he cited his constitutional rights, and that took the officer back.
well, they held him downtown for a while, but had to let him go, because they could not legally charge him with anything, as he had techinically not broken the law!! the judge said, that it was a personal first, that she'd run into this situation, but she wasn't going to open the can of worms by trying to rule one way or the other on it. so they had to let him go.
strange but true! =D