SCDMV holding statewide Driver Suspension Eligibility Week

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From staff reports

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will hold the 2021 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week statewide for drivers with licenses suspended for various reasons March 15-19.

During this week, 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 conviction.

Drivers who qualify for the program must complete the Driver Suspension Eligibility Application (SCDMV Form DL-601) and visit an SCDMV branch during the week of March 15-19.

This special program is only available one week a year. Only drivers who clear all suspensions may apply for a license. Depending on the type of suspension, drivers may be required to pass the knowledge and road tests before receiving a new license.

To qualify, drivers must meet all conditions of their suspensions and pay all fees.

If required, a suspended driver must get a Certificate of Insurance (SR-22) filed by his or her insurance company.

If a driver has more than one suspension, the SCDMV will recalculate the suspension time. Drivers with suspensions not covered by the program will need to continue serving those suspensions. For questions related to eligibility, customers can call the Contact Center at 803-896-5000.

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