Beaufort News

Suspended licenses could be lifted this week at SC DMV

Drivers with certain types of suspended licenses could get back on the road sooner under a weeklong South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles program that begins today.

The DMV will lift or shorten suspensions for drivers who meet all of the conditions of their punishment, pay all fees and have insurance.

The program, now in its third year, is mandated by state law. Drivers with drug- or alcohol-related convictions will not be eligible.

Some of the suspensions covered in the program include underage drivers suspended for excessive points or those suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle. It also covers some of those suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle.

Motorists who wish to participate must complete an eligibility form and visit a DMV office sometime between today and Friday.

For more information, office locations and hours, visit

For previous Island Packet coverage from The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette about the program, click here.

Staff reporter Allison SticeThe Associated Press contributed to this report.