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How can a license suspension can affect my employability?

Looking for a job is stressful enough on its own. A license suspension can throw a wrench in the process. Not only are you unable to drive on a suspended license — making it difficult to meet with potential employers — but a suspended license might impact your ability to score an interview in the first place.

 

Can the DMV take someone’s driver’s license based on their age?

It often feels as if there is a bias against people as they get older, as others make assumptions about what they can and cannot do. Driving is a good example of this. Despite drivers age 65 and up being far less likely to cause an accident than motorists under 25, people think seniors are a danger behind the wheel simply because they are seniors.

This can carry over to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and may people wonder: Can the DMV take someone’s license solely based on their age? Here’s an answer.

Will my commercial driver’s license be suspended?

As a licensed commercial truck driver, you must obey certain federal and state laws. Your commercial driver’s license (CDL) can be suspended if you commit a major violation or several minor violations

In California, there is a possibility of losing your CDL temporarily or permanently depending on the violation. State laws differ on what types of violations are considered major, serious or minor.

Are driver’s license suspensions causing more harm than good?

Having your driver’s license suspended puts a strain on your mobility making it more difficult to get to work, pick up your child from daycare or run to the grocery store. It may have adverse effects on other aspects of your life too.

In California, 350,000 drivers’ licenses get suspended every year. Reckless driving, driving without insurance and other traffic violations can lead to license suspension or revocation by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

California can no longer suspend a license for overdue fines

Losing your driver’s license is difficult. Suddenly, you wonder how you will get to work, run errands or getaway to the cabin for the weekend. Our driver’s licenses provide us the freedom and independence to transport ourselves without reliance on others like teenagers begging their parents for a ride to the mall.

Until March 2018, the California Department of Motor Vehicles could suspend your license for overdue fees. Drivers with suspended licenses at that time could drive legally again with a valid license. Drivers whose licenses had been suspended for outstanding fines could again reapply for their licenses in March of that year. This change did not affect drivers who had their license suspended for offenses like DUI.