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SCDMV holds amnesty week for suspended drivers

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From the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

BLYTHEWOOD, SC The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds the public that the agency will hold Amnesty Week for drivers with certain license suspensions March 5 - 10 in 17 DMV offices across the state.

During Amnesty Week, South Carolina drivers who have lost their driving privileges for suspensions included in the program may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time of their suspension. The program will assist the following types of suspended drivers:

  • Drivers under 18 years of age that are suspended for excessive points
  • Those suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle
  • Drivers suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own
  • Those suspended for driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions.

To qualify for the program, drivers must meet all of the conditions of their suspensions. All fees must be paid and any required insurance must be filed. If a driver has more than one suspension, DMV will recalculate the suspension time. Drivers with suspensions not covered by the program will still need to serve that suspension.

Drivers who have a clear record may apply for a driver's license. Depending on the type of suspension, they may be required to take the vision, knowledge and road skills tests before getting a new driver's license. During Amnesty Week, many DMV offices may experience a longer wait time due to the increased number of customers. Customers who think they may qualify for amnesty are encouraged to visit the participating offices early in the week.

For more information, visit the SCDMV website at www.scdmvonline.com.

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