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Reinstate Suspended License Guide for Tennessee

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How to reinstate a suspended license in Tennessee

There are several reasons why your drivers license may be suspended or revoked. In Tennessee your drivers license can be suspended for violating traffic laws, failure to pay required fees associated with traffic tickets or driving under the influence. Depending on your particular situation for a suspended license in Tennessee, you may be required to go to court and/or take a drivers education course in order to reinstate your license. If your drivers suspension is related to moving violations, you may need to enroll in traffic school. On the other hand, if you were found guilty of DUI in Tennessee, you may be required to attend an alcohol and drug awareness course. Each license suspension situation comes with its own protocol. It's important that you learn how to handle the terms your driving suspension, from paying fines to license revocation. Once your drivers license suspension period in Tennessee has ended, you can then proceed with driver license reinstatement.

Without your driver license you are very limited to your capabilities of daily life which can greatly affect your lifestyle. The Road Advisors Guide will guide you through the entire process requiring little to no effort from your part.

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Suspended License

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Suspended License

When driving on the streets of Tennessee, you must take into account that you are expected to be a safe and responsible driver. If you do not abide by the rules that are set forth by the state, you may run the risk of incurring a suspended drivers license. Your drivers license can be suspended or revoked for numerous reasons, ranging from traffic violations to driving under the influence to failure to pay child support. Take a look below at some of the most common instances in which drivers license suspension occurs and how you can reinstate a drivers license after a suspension period ends.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension

Some of the reasons in which your Tennessee drivers license can be suspended include:

  • Excessive speeding.
  • Failure to obey traffic signs.
  • Failure to stop at railroad crossing.
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles.
  • Reckless endangerment by vehicle.
  • Contributing to an accident resulting in bodily injury.
  • Contributing to an accident resulting in another's death.
  • Improper or erratic lane change.
  • Passing stopped school, church or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers.
  • Driving with a canceled driver license.
  • Fleeing Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Endangering children.
  • Driving with a medical/physical disability.
  • Frequently violating traffic laws.
  • Accumulating too many driving points.

Medical/Physical Disability

If a motorist is deemed unsafe to drive due to a medical or physical ailment, the Tennessee Department of Safety Driver Improvement Section may request that he or she see a physician so that the doctor can fill out a Medical Report that states the driver's medical history and current condition.

Frequent Traffic Violation Suspension

If your drivers license is suspended because of frequent traffic violations, you may be eligible to request a restricted license to drive in TN. In order to do so, you must first complete a Restricted Application Valid For Frequent Traffic (Points) Suspension Only. The supervisor at your place of employment will also be required to fill out a portion of this application, stating information such as how long you have been with the company and what your working schedule consists of.

Once the Driver Improvement Section has reviewed your application, they will either approve or deny your request.

How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person

The reason for your suspended drivers license may be different from somebody else's. Therefore, the steps you need to follow for suspended drivers license reinstatement will vary.

Typically, the process for reinstating suspended drivers license documentation is as follows:

  1. Wait out the period of your drivers license suspension in Tennessee.
  2. Pay all court fees.
  3. Complete court requirements, such as alcohol education courses.
  4. Pay the suspended drivers license reinstatement fee at a local DOS office.

If you are still unsure of the procedure you must follow, the Tennessee Department of Safety provides five convenient ways in which you may request further information about your reinstatement. For in-person visits, there are currently six branches that process suspended drivers license reinstatement requests. To request information by mail, send any questions to:

Tennessee Department of Safety
Financial Responsibility Division
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

If you are sending a request by courier or overnight mail, use this address instead:

Tennessee Department of Safety
Financial Responsibility
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

To find information online, visit the State of Tennessee Online Driver Services - Paying Reinstatement Fees page. And for answers by phone or fax, call a customer service representative at 1-866-903-7357 or send your written request to 615-253-2093.

Check Your Driving Record

If you are unsure about whether or not your drivers license is suspended, you can easily verify its status online. Make sure you have your Tennessee driver license number on hand; otherwise, you will be unable to access your driving record.