Getting a traffic ticket might seem like no big deal, but you would be surprised. Each violation carries with it an assigned number of points. The more serious the offense, the greater the number of points. For example, in the state of Florida, failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian adds three points while leaving the scene of a crash involving more than $50 worth of damage without providing information adds six.
When a driver accumulates too many points within a given period of time, his or her driver’s license may be suspended. The length of suspension will also depend on the aggregate number of points during a particular time. Some may think that once a suspension period has passed, their license is automatically valid again. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Getting a suspended license reinstated
If your license is currently suspended, you may apply for a hardship license through the Administration Reviews Office. This may not be available in all circumstances, and it will only apply to the distance you need to travel for your job or business.
Once your suspension time is over, you may then apply for full reinstatement of your driving rights. There are several steps you’ll need to take, including:
- Submitting proof of completion of driver improvement classes
- Paying a reinstatement fee
- Paying all other applicable license fees
There may be other stipulations associated with reinstating your suspended license depending on the cause for the suspension and other related charges. It may be helpful to talk to someone familiar with resolving driver’s license issues.