Why your driver’s license might be suspended
In general, license suspensions fall under two categories: driving-related suspensions and finance-related suspensions.
As the name suggests, driving-related license suspensions happen as a result of major moving violations or other driving laws. Let’s take a look at a few examples of driving-related license suspensions.
Driving under the influence
Similar to a DUI conviction, getting caught driving recklessly is another violation that almost always leads to license suspension.
Reckless driving is typically defined as driving with a blatant disregard for the safety of persons or property, and it doesn’t have to include a car accident or damage to count as reckless driving. Driving at high speeds, street racing, and high-risk passing are all considered reckless driving, and they could lead to a suspension of your driving privileges.
Here’s where it gets tricky. Most drivers assume their license can only be suspended as a direct result of driving behaviors, but there are a handful of financial causes that could lead to your driving privileges being suspended. Here are some of the most common ones:
Other reasons for driver’s license suspensions
Getting your license suspended for driving-related or financial-related reasons is easy enough to understand, but they aren’t the only reasons your driver’s license could be suspended. You could be facing license suspension if you:
How to get your driver’s license reinstated
Depending on your state’s laws, here are some of the requirements you may have to fulfill to get your license reinstated: