Restricted Driving Permit (RDP)
A BAIID is also required as a condition of receiving a Restricted Driving Permit for a person who has two or three DUI convictions (no time limit between offenses); or two statutory summary suspensions (as a result of two DUI arrests); or one DUI conviction with a statutory summary suspension from a separate DUI arrest, with both of the latter combinations of offenses occurring within 10 years. An RDP allows a person to drive on a restricted basis according to his/her permit.
- A multiple offender whose BAC test results were .08 or more or whose chemical test indicated any amount of a controlled substance, is not elgible for an RDP during statutory summary suspension period.
- A multiple offender who refuses to submit to or fails to complete chemical testing is not eligible for an RDP during the suspension period.
- A driver under age 16 whose driving privileges are revoked is not eligible for an RDP.
Obtaining a RDP
- To obtain a RDP, the offender must prove a hardship exists, provide a current professional alcohol/drug evaluation and, when appropriate, provide proof of remedial education or treatment.
- An offender must appear before a hearing officer in the Secretary of State's Department of Administrative Hearings. The driving record is reviewed to ensure that the driver would not threaten public safety if allowed to drive on a limited basis.
- An offender with two or more alcohol-related driving incidents on his/her driving record within 10 years is required to have a BAIID installed on his/her vehicle for the duration of the RDP. As required by statute, the offender is responsible for the fee required for the BAIID during this period.
- An offender requesting a formal hearing for an RDP or reinstatement of his/her driving privileges will be charged a $50 nonrefundable filing fee when requesting the formal hearing.