A driver suspended for a year from a DUI conviction will have his driver’s licence reinstated within 30 days, but only if he or she gets a job, gets a college degree, and completes the driver education program that the DMV required.
It’s part of a new rule that will help drivers who have been suspended or disciplined to return to their jobs, get college degrees and keep their license.
DOT Commissioner John Furlong said the rule change, which went into effect last week, has been designed to help people who are being disciplined get jobs, graduate and get a driver’s test.
Furlin said the DMV will make sure that those who were suspended from their jobs get jobs immediately.
Filling in a driver education requirement to get a license is part of an effort by DMV to help drivers get back on their feet, said Furlgong, who said the goal is to help all drivers get licenses again.
“If someone has been suspended from a job for DUI, and they get a job and they go through the driver training program, they will get their license back,” Furlgiou said.
“They will have to do the driver course.
The job will have an educational component to it.”
Furlgongs rule, which takes effect March 8, is aimed at keeping drivers in the workplace.
Fudge, the DMV director, said the new rule is part and parcel of his commitment to making the state a more attractive place to work.
“It’s important for the state of Virginia to be able to attract new business to our state,” Fudge said.
Fudge said that, in general, the new DMV rules will help get more people to apply for licenses, which are needed to legally drive in Virginia.
“This is going to allow more people in the marketplace to get licenses and be able access the benefits of licenses,” Fiddle said.
Fudge added that many people who have had their licenses suspended or suspended for violating the law may not be able get them back.
He said the number of people who do not have driver’s licenses is a small fraction of the number who have licenses suspended for DUI.
Some people who receive a driver license suspension are also not eligible for job or college education.
Those people are eligible for reinstatement if they complete driver education.