If you had your driver’s license suspended or revoked, you’ve not only had a huge change to your lifestyle; you’re kept from accomplishing the basic things you need to do to have a normal life. There is an option that could get your license back for specific reasons, called a restricted driving permit.
This driving permit also called a hardship license, is requested at a Secretary of State license hearing. Here are some reasons to request a restricted driving permit so you can start living your life again.
Even though you may be able to take public transit to work, that will put an additional hardship on your schedule due to route availability. The increased amount of time it involves may affect when you’re able to get to your job, which may not match your actual work hours. The pursuit of education that will equip you for a trade or advance your career is another reason to request a hardship driving privilege.
If you have children in daycare while you work or go to school, you know that you’re on a strict pick-up schedule that will charge extra fees if you’re late. Transporting children to and from daycare while you earn a living or go to school to improve your earning ability is an appropriate reason to request a restricted permit. If you have a visitation schedule with your children, it is important to keep it consistent with the children’s best interests, so reliable transport is key.
Caring for elderly family members? You need to be able to reliably get to their home to care for them. This care may also include limited essential errands that directly impact their health and welfare.
If you have a family, you know that medical appointments can be never-ending, especially if you have elderly parents or young children with frequent checkups. It is essential to everyone’s health to have a ride to and from medical appointments.
Even if you’ve made a mistake that has impacted your ability to drive, you deserve a second chance. moving ahead by requesting a restricted driving permit.