What's worse, your license being suspended or revoked?

My sister is a terrible driver. She's has a ton of tickets and accidents on her record. Her license is currently suspended due to points. Is that worse than her license being revoked?

Answer
“While neither is great, a suspended license is typically better than a revoked license.
Most license suspensions come with time frames. If there is a definite time frame, the DMV will reinstate your license when the suspension period passes. If it’s an indefinite time frame, the DMV will reinstate your license once you meet certain terms. Some terms you may be required to meet are:
  • Taking a driving training course
  • Paying a reinstatement fee
  • Carrying SR22 car insurance
  • Pay any outstanding tickets or fees
  • File a motor vehicle accident report
  • Pay any state debts or child support
When your license is revoked, it’s immediately invalidated without a chance of reinstatement.
While you may be able to apply for a license once the revocation period ends, the DMV typically first has to approve the application. Depending on the offenses and what caused your license revocation, you may not be able to apply for a new license. If they approve an application, you have to go through the licensing process as if you were a new driver.
While having your license suspended can still impact things like car insurance, you will at least have the ability to have an unrestricted license in the future. Moving forward, use the Jerry app to compare rates from top insurers so you always get the best price for car insurance, even if your driving record isn’t exactly stellar.”
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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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