Driver Suspension Eligibility Week 2016

Driver Suspension Eligibility Week Information and Requirements

SCDMV will hold the 2016 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions March 14-18, 2016 in all offices across the state. 


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

·       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.


To qualify for the program, drivers must meet all of the conditions of their suspensions. All fees must be paid and cannot be waived. If required, Form SR-22 (Certificate of Insurance) must also be filed. If a driver has more than one suspension, the DMV will recalculate the suspension time.  Drivers with suspensions not covered by the program will still need to serve those suspensions.


To apply for the program, drivers must complete the Driver Suspension Eligibility Application, Form DL-601 and visit a SCDMV office during Driver Suspension Eligibility Week (March 14-18). Only drivers who clear all suspensions may apply for driver’s licenses.  Depending on the type of suspensions, they may be required to take the vision, knowledge and road skills tests before getting new driver’s licenses.


The Allendale office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All other offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, many DMV offices may experience a longer wait time due to the increased number of customers.


For more information, please see the  Driver Suspension Eligibility Week Frequently Asked Questions and the following link: SC Code of Laws 56-1-396

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