Restricted driving privileges in Missouri, also known as a hardship license, are granted in certain cases to individuals who have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked. RDPs allow these individuals to drive under specific conditions, typically for work, school, medical appointments or other necessary activities.
There are two types of restricted driving privileges for people who have alcohol-related convictions in Missouri. They are considerably different, so you should review both to determine if either is appropriate. One common factor for both of these is that they enable you to drive to and from very specific places.
Immediate 90-Day Restricted Driving Privilege
This type of RDP is granted to eligible individuals who need to drive for specific purposes, such as work, school, treatment programs, child custody or care appointments, religious services, medical appointments or other necessary activities during their license suspension period.
To apply for an Immediate 90-Day RDP, you must complete a Request for Immediate 90-Day Restricted Driving Privilege on Form 4595 and fulfill other requirements. These may include obtaining an SR-22 insurance form, installing an ignition interlock device and paying any applicable fees.
60-Day Restricted Driving Privilege
The 60-Day RDP is granted to individuals who have completed a portion of their suspension or revocation period and are eligible to apply for limited driving privileges. The 60-day RDP is limited to driving to and from school, work, treatment programs or to have the ignition interlock maintained.
To apply for a 60-Day RDP, you need to complete a Request for 60-Day Restricted Driving Privilege on Form 4601. You must also fulfill other requirements, which may include obtaining an SR-22 insurance form, installing an IID and paying any applicable fees.
Both types of RDPs that are for people who have drunk driving cases have specific conditions and restrictions that must be followed. Failure to comply with the terms of the RDP can result in further penalties, including an extended suspension or revocation period. Understanding your responsibilities while you’re using one of the RDPs can help you to avoid making errors that could negatively affect your ability to drive.