If your driver’s license is suspended due to a car accident and you were not covered by insurance, you may be eligible for a noncommercial restricted driver’s license during the compulsory one-year suspension period. If you hold a commercial class A, B, or C license, Federal Regulations state you are not eligible for any of the following restrictions. However, if you downgrade to a noncommercial Class C or M driver license, you may receive any or all of the restrictions noted below if you:
- pay a $250 financial responsibility penalty fine and
- pay the reissue fee and
- submit proof of financial responsibility (SR 22) with DMV
The restrictions are:
- Driving to and from work, and during work, and/or
- Driving yourself or other family members to obtain medical care for any serious medical problem, and/or
- Driving your minor dependent to and from school if no public or school bus transportation is available.
If you choose to wait until the compulsory one-year suspension period has passed, you may reapply for an unrestricted driver license after you pay the reissue fee and file proof of financial responsibility (SR 22) with DMV.