South Carolina DMV forgives some driver suspensions during week-long event


South Carolina (WPDE) — From April 16 -20, 2018, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will forgive the suspension period for some qualified drivers.

According to a news release, the suspensions listed below are the only ones that have fixed suspension periods and may qualify for amnesty:

  • Driving under suspension (excluding any such charge that is the result of a charge of driving under the influence or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration)
  • Excessive points for a minor
  • Operating/allowing the operation of uninsured vehicle
  • Operating unlicensed taxi
  • Uninsured motorist (non-owner only)

In order to be granted amnesty, drivers must have met all other conditions for reinstatement except the suspension period.

To apply for amnesty, you must complete a 2018 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week Application and take it to one of the SCDMV branch offices.

Regardless of any suspensions waivers, fees associated with driver suspensions will not be waived.

Drivers who do not have all required documents on file with the SCDMB to purchase a REAL ID license are only eligible for a standard license that says, "Not for Federal Identification," unless they bring those documents with them.

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