Hawaii License Recovery

The Hawaii Department of Transportation offers limited/conditional licenses to eligible applicants who need to drive to work while their regular licenses are suspended or revoked. After a DUI conviction, you may be eligible to drive after 30 days of your license suspension/revocation period if your ability to earn a livelihood will be severely impaired without being able to drive. An ignition interlock device is required for everyone who has a BAC of .08 or above, even for first offenders.

Steps to Obtaining a Restricted Driver’s License During Your Suspension:

  • Serve mandatory suspension time (required period before interlock may be installed).
  • Obtain SR-22 proof of insurance.
  • Retake and pass the driving skills and knowledge tests.
  • Complete an alcohol education/treatment program and driver improvement course, if applicable.
  • Complete community service, if applicable.
  • Call an authorized ignition interlock provider and make an appointment to have an ignition interlock installed. They will verify your eligibility for an interlock. Once your interlock is installed, the installer will give you a certificate confirming the installation.
  • Take all paperwork and reapply for your driver’s license.
  • Pay all fees and fines.
  • Once you have your license, you will be required to bring in your vehicle to the interlock provider each month for the length of time you are required to have it.

For more information contact the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

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