The Florida Highway Safety and Motor vehicles provides different reasons for suspending a driver’s license. Life does not have to come to a standstill when the court suspends a driver’s license. If a person convicted with DUI charges gets their driver’s license suspended, they can still drive by obtaining a conditional driver’s license. 

Conditional or restricted driver’s license allows offenders to drive under strict guidelines. Florida law provides limits on driving with a conditional license. With a conditional driver’s license, the court will allow them to; 

  • Drive themselves to and from work 
  • Go to and from medical appointments 
  • Drive to court proceedings or counseling sessions 
  • Take a dependent to school 
  • Attending class activities that the court authorizes 
  • Drive to and from probation activities that the court orders 

While many people are immediately illegible for a restricted license after attending the drinking driver program, they might still not qualify to get a conditional driver’s license. The following conditions may make a person not to be eligible for a restricted license. 

  • They have convictions of negligence from operating a vehicle 
  • They do not own a valid driver’s license 
  • They are attending a rehabilitation program as a result of conviction after causing a fatal accident 
  • They have convictions of another offense resulting in the same incidence 
  • They have two or more license suspensions 
  • They have DWI penalties 

In cases where a person gets convicted for drunk driving, the authorities will install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle before they are allowed to drive with a restricted driver’s license. They put all these in place to ensure drivers don’t mess up again and are always safe on the roads.