What does it mean when your license is revoked?

My brother said his license is revoked because he got into an accident without car insurance. What does this mean? Will he be able to drive again?

Answer
“Almost every state has a minimum coverage car insurance requirement. This means that anyone operating a vehicle on the road must carry at least the specified amount.
Since your brother got into an accident without car insurance and was breaking the law, the consequences were his license being taken away by the state.
When a license is revoked, it means it cannot be reinstated and is no longer valid. If the DMV has set a revocation period, your brother may be allowed to apply for a license once this period passes.
However, he is required to get approval from the DMV before beginning the licensing process. If they approve, he’ll have to apply for a license as if he was getting one for the first time. If they don’t, he can’t drive until they do.
The moral of the story is to never drive without insurance. If it’s a matter of finances, use the Jerry app. By signing up in just minutes, you can compare rates and get the best value for your money.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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