Driving without a license is illegal in the United States as well as anywhere in the world. Once revoked, it will restrict you from going to places you want to go. A suspended license may keep you from going to work or school or performing daily tasks. In this article, we will cite several reasons your license can be suspended.
- You have accumulated too many driving points
Each state has a certain point system that assigns points to minor and major traffic offenses. When you have reached a certain number of points within a set period of time, you could end up driving without a license.
- Repeated Offenses
Another reason your license can be suspended is when you commit the same violation multiple times already. In some states, for example, your license can be revoked if you commit a certain number of reckless driving offenses within a given period of time. Depending on your state, you could be dubbed as a “habitual offender” after reaching a certain number of convictions.
- You have been charged with a serious offense
While this may vary from one state to another, some serious offense will merit an immediate revocation of your license. These offenses may include DUI, DWI, felonies involving a motor vehicle, vehicular manslaughter, and others.
- Inaccurate Driving Record
Inaccuracies in your driving record may include the following:
- A higher number of accumulated points than you actually have
- Traffic tickets that you won or the judge dropped because of your completion of traffic school
- DUI convictions that you won or which you got an acquittal verdict
- You have no insurance
If you were caught without insurance or at least a certificate of insurance, your license can be suspended.
- A Simple Case of You Forgot
Maybe you are aware that you are supposed to pay a fine or attend traffic school but you simply forgot.
When your driver’s license has been suspended, you may be required to do the following:
- Stop driving for a certain period of time
- Enroll in a defensive driving course or traffic school
- Obtain SR-22 from your insurance carrier
- Settle the reinstatement fee
The best way to keep your license to be revoked is to be a responsible driver and follow traffic rules and regulations.