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Monday
Apr162018

DMV Week Offers Help for Drivers Under Suspension

Suspended drivers in South Carolina will have a chance to reduce their remaining suspension time this week as part of promotion by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles' 2018 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week.

From today through April 20, drivers licensed in South Carolina, who lost their driving privileges due to certain suspensions, may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time of their suspension. Drivers with the following types of suspensions are eligible for the program:

· Excessive points for someone under the age of 18
· Operating an unlicensed taxi
· Operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own
· Operating or allowing someone else to operate an uninsured vehicle
· Driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions

Those who may qualify for the program must complete the Driver Suspension Eligibility Application (SCDMV Form DL-601) and visit an SCDMV branch during the week of April 16 - 20, 2018.

Depending on the type of suspension, drivers may be required to pass the knowledge and road tests before receiving a new license. Qualified drivers must meet all conditions of their suspension. Drivers must pay all fees. None will be waived. If required, suspended drivers must get a Certificate of Insurance (SR-22) filed by their insurance company, according to officials.

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