Reasons to Have Your License Suspended

Each state has its own legislation regarding¬†driver’s license suspension. The following list contains the most common reasons a driver ends up with a suspended license. Try to avoid having your driving privilege suspended, especially since it will also affect your insurance rates. Get free car insurance quotes and compare prices.

  1. Accumulating too many points. This is by far the most common reason for license suspension. Each state has its own point system. Once you accumulate a certain number of points in a predetermined amount of time, your license will be suspended. You can get points as a result of minor traffic violations (for example, speeding), being at fault in an auto accident and for serious misdemeanor or felony offenses such as DUI, hit and run, reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter.
  2. Driving Under the Influence. DUI or DWI represents a major offense and another typical reason for getting your license suspended. If you are caught driving under the influence, the police will issue and Order of Suspension, which sometimes includes a temporary provision.  Also, refusing to submit to a chemical test after a DUI will get your license suspended.
  3. Driving without insurance. Your license will be immediately suspended by authorities if you are caught driving without any insurance. In many cases the penalty lasts for at least one year.  After the year expires, you can show proof of insurance to the DMV and your licenses will be reinstated.
  4. Not paying your tickets in time. Failure to appear (FTA) before authorities or failure to pay the tickets may trigger your license suspension. Again, depends on the authorities and legislation. There are many people who simply forget that they have to pay some fines. Try not to do that and pay the fines, in order to avoid further complications.

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