A hardship license, also known as a limited driving privilege (LDP) license, is granted to someone whose driver’s license has been suspended or revoked. Under some circumstances, you may be able to receive limited driving privileges: driving to work, the grocery store and some other areas deemed as necessary.
Effective July 5, 2013, the law in Missouri on limited driving privileges (LDPs) changed. An overview of Section 302.309 RSMo and the changes therein:
- Removes the 5-year limitation on LDP issuance
- Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on an administrative alcohol revocation after the 45 day “hard walk” if an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed
- Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on a 2nd or subsequent chemical refusal revocation, after serving an initial 90-day “hard walk” suspension
- It eliminates the “two-Refusal” ineligibility for other LDP applicants
- Ignition interlock device (IID) is now required for 1st chemical refusal LDPs.