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.