In Florida, a Hardship License is a special license that is issued to you when your regular license is suspended. With a hardship license you are allowed to operate a vehicle for employment/school purposes ONLY.
Reasons for license suspension include:
- accuring too many traffic violation points on your record*
- failure to pay a traffic fine within the allotted time frame
- driving under the influence (DUI)
*Points violations suspension time frame:
- 12 points in 12 months: 30 day suspension
- 18 points in 18 months: 3 month suspension
- 24 points in 36 months: 12 month suspension
Am I eligible for a hardship license?
You may be eligble for a hardship license if your license was suspended due to points. Depending on the severity of the DUI suspension, you may or may not qualify for a hardship license.
How can I get a hardship license?
1. Fill out an application for a Hardship/Administrative Hearing and take it to the Bureau of Administrative Reviews offices
2. Register for our 12 Hour Advanced Driver Improvement course (in-class or online)
3. Get a copy of your driving record
4. Take your 12 Hour ADI enrollment certificate and driving record to the DHSMV
5. If you're eligible, the hearing officer will give you your hardship license
Where can I drive with my Hardship License?
There are two types of Hardship Licenses. The first is for business purposes, which include:
- To and from work
- Job required driving
- To and from church
- Medical purposes
The second is for employment purposes, which means that you can only drive to and from work and any job required driving.
If you need any other help regarding Hardship License or any traffic related issues in general, please contact us here at Luz Traffic School or visit us. We're always happy to help!
As a teenager, getting your license for the first time is such an exciting time. License = more freedom, but there are rules that must be followed to keep your license. According to the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, these are the requirements for teens obtaining their Florida learners licenses:
Requirements for Teens Obtaining a Florida Driver License:
* We offer the Drug & Alcohol or Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course that is needed to take the Learners License Exam. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or visit us!
Check out the following info-graphic for tips on driving during winter time. We don't have these types of problems in sunny Miami, but with the near freezing chill set to hit Florida tomorrow, it's a good way to learn a few tips and prepare should the need arise. I think a few of these tips would also work for our always rainy weather.
What are some other tips you would give to someone that will be driving through snowy or rainy roadways?
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jo Ellen Bengert, who says she’s “over 60” and leaves it at that, is a good driver -- unless it’s at night. That freaks her out.
“My nighttime vision is not as clear as daytime, that’s for sure,” said Bengert.
Truth be told, this older driver is more concerned about the other drivers on the roads including ones that are texting, distracted by changing radio stations or tourist who have no idea where they are going.
Bengert is taking part in a big local push this week to make older drivers and everyone else safer on the road this holiday season.
The event is called Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. It is put on by the “Safety is Golden” coalition which is made up of the Florida Department of Transportation, AARP and AAA.
“We want them to understand the natural changes that happen to all of us as we age,” says FDOT’s Gail Holley. “We want them to stay proactive drivers.”
Drivers can sign up for defensive-driving safety courses that will also lower their insurance by hundreds of dollars. Their vehicle can also undergo CarFit-ing, which adjusts mirrors to eliminate blind spots, among other things.
To sign up for driver safety courses or information on how older drivers can stay safe and mobile, visit www.safeandmobileseniors.org.
December is a notoriously dangerous time of the year for impaired driving, and Florida officials say they are stepping up patrols as well as an education campaign in an effort to make the state's roadways safer.
From December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017, there were 193 drug and/or alcohol-related crashes on Florida roadways, resulting in 36 fatalities, state officials said. Although alcohol confirmed crashes have decreased 15 percent from 2014, drug confirmed crashes have risen 50 percent from 2014.
Impaired driving includes driving under the influence of over-the-counter or prescription drugs that affect the ability to drive.
“Troopers will continue to aggressively enforce impaired driving laws to ensure all motorists and their families are safe during this holiday season,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
The DHSMV is partnering with entities including the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and AAA in a campaign geared at educating motorists on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs to further reduce impaired driving crashes.
Tips to help ensure motorists arrive safely this holiday season:
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