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SC drivers may reduce, clear license suspensions through 'special' program in March

2020 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, also known as Amnesty Week, will take place from March 16-20.

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will hold its 2020 Driver Suspension Eligibility week from March 16 to March 20.

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The statewide program, also referred to as Amnesty Week, is an opportunity for South Carolina drivers with suspended licenses to reduce or clear their suspensions. According to SCDMV's website, people with the following types of suspensions are eligible for the program:

  • Excessive points for someone under the age of 18
  • Operating an unlicensed taxi
  • Operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own
  • Operating or allowing someone else to operate an uninsured vehicle
  • Driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions
Alert The SCDMV is processing a high volume of EVR requests. We are currently working on requests received on February 20, 2020. If you require more information, please contact your service provider for status update. The SCDMV will embark on a statewide tour aimed at getting more South Carolinians their REAL ID driver's license or identification card in the new year.

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Drivers who qualify may fill out the Driver Suspension Eligibility Application and visit a SCDMV branch during Driver Suspension Eligibility Week. The application is available for download on the SCDMV website.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles recommends visiting early in the week in order to guarantee the completion of the process by Friday.