SCDMV to host driver suspension eligibility week in March

SCDMV to host driver suspension eligibility week in March

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – On March 14 through 18, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), will host Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions.

The week-long event will be held at all DMV offices across the state. The program is for South Carolina drivers who have lost their driving privileges for suspensions, and may help reduce or clear the remaining time of their suspensions.

Below is a list of types of suspended drivers the program will assist.  
·       Underage drivers suspended for excessive points.
·       Drivers suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle.
·       Drivers suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own.
·       Drivers suspended for operating or allowing operation of an uninsured vehicle. 
·       Drivers suspended for driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions.

"This program can help many drivers reduce their suspension time. If you fall into one of these categories, we encourage you to be proactive and start getting ready now. The sooner you find out exactly what you need, the better your chances of meeting every requirement," said Acting Executive Director, John Laganelli.

Divers must meet all conditions of their suspensions and pay all fees to qualify. Fees can not be waived and if required, a certificate of insurance will need to be filed.

The DMV will recalculate suspension time for drivers with more than one suspension. Drivers with suspensions not covered by the program will still be required to serve those suspensions. All suspensions must be resolved before drivers will be allowed to apply for driver's licenses.

Program participants may be required to take vision, knowledge and road skills tests before getting a new driver's license, depending on the type of suspension.

The DMV wants to remind you that wait times may increase and lines may be longer at offices due to the increased number of customers during Driver Suspension Eligibility Week.

DMV offices will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday, the offices will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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