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Learn more about a problem driver restriction

After multiple DWIs, and sometimes after only the first, you might be identified as a "problem driver" and face problem driver restrictions. If that's the case, there are some things you should know about the way you'll be able to drive in the future.

If you have a problem driver restriction, then there are going to be some times when you cannot drive. Below are the restrictions that you will face.

With a problem driver restriction, you can only drive when:

  • You need to travel to or from work
  • You need to travel for work during the hours of employment
  • You need to travel to or from medical appointments (with a medical note in some cases)
  • You need to go to or from the motor vehicle office for activities related to your license restriction
  • You have to go to or from your child's school or daycare
  • You need to go to your college, university or other state-approved institutions for technical or vocational training.

An attachment is issued to you when you have a restricted license. This attachment needs to be with you at all times when you're driving.

If you are traveling to New York with a problem driver restriction, you can do so as long as you bring the attachment with you and follow the rules assigned by the restriction. On your license, you should also be able to show the A2 restriction.

Your attorney can talk to you more about your DWI and if you may face a problem driver restriction that you will have to carry documentation for in the future.

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