CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new program is helping some South Carolina drivers with a suspended license return to the road sooner rather than later.
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is holding Driver Suspension Eligibility Week March 16-20 at all offices across the state. As part of the event, certain drivers who have had their license suspended may be eligible to have their suspension reduced, or even cleared.
The following types of suspended drivers are eligible for the program:
- Drivers under 18 years of age that are 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.
Qualified drivers must meet all conditions of their suspension, including all fees paid and required insurance must be filed.
To apply for the program, driver's must complete the Driver Suspension Eligibility Application, Form DL-601, and take it so a SCDMV office.
All offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Wednesday, when offices are closed from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for training.