Your driver’s license in Florida is proof of your qualification and privilege to drive. Your involvement in reckless or dangerous behavior while driving that ultimately impacts the well-being of other people may put you at risk of losing your driving privileges altogether. 

Understanding the circumstances under which authorities will take away your ability to drive may help you to keep your behavior in check so you can continue to enjoy the privilege of driving. 

Getting your license taken away 

There are not many things more frustrating than finding out you can no longer legally drive. Now, you must rely on public transportation or willing friends and family to get you everywhere you need to go. Without a functioning driver’s license, you may also feel an impact on your job if it requires you to operate machinery, equipment or company vehicles. Additionally, the mental disappointment of knowing you cannot drive may leave you feeling embarrassed and defeated. 

According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are several reasons for the suspension of your driver’s license. These include the following: 

  • Traffic violations that resulted in another person’s serious injury or death.  
  • Specific drug violations.  
  • Delinquency in paying child support payments to your ex-spouse.  
  • Leaving the scene of an accident. 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  
  • Continuing to operate a vehicle on your suspended or revoked license.   

Getting your license back 

You must meet notable requirements to have your license reinstated because authorities want to verify that you are no longer a threat to others’ safety. Being proactive about paying your consequences and implementing solutions to prevent your mistakes from happening all over again may lessen the time it takes to get your license back. If you would like to learn more about the impact of your behavior on your driving privileges, please visit our webpage.