What Are the Steps to Reinstating a Revoked or Suspended Driver's License?


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The steps to reinstating a revoked or suspended driver's license include checking to ensure the revocation or suspension period has lapsed; fulfilling the reinstatement requirements, which depend on the violations that caused the revocation or suspension; and paying the reinstatement fee, according to DMV.org.

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Before applying for a reinstatement, the suspension period must be completely served. The reinstatement conditions vary depending on the committed violations and from state to state. They may include proof of vehicle insurance that could involve proof of future financial responsibility for drugs or alcohol-related violations, proof of an ignition interlock device in the vehicle, and evidence of completing traffic training or a drugs treatment program for those driving under the influence, reports DMV.org.

Where revocation is due to an active court case, such as failure to appear, the criminal charges should be resolved. In Florida, eye examinations are mandatory for revocations due to poor vision. A person must also pay a license reinstatement fee. The department of motor vehicles in the respective state determines the suspension period and the reinstatement requirements. People should contact their state's DMV and check their driving records to find out the period of suspension or revocation and the suspension plan, advises DMV.org.

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