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!
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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