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Suspended License

In Utah and across the United States, motor vehicle operators can have their drivers licenses suspended for a variety of reasons. To make sure that you avoid such a penalty, read about the most common causes for drivers license suspension below. And, if you have already incurred this punishment from the Department of Public Safety in Utah, you can learn all about the Utah suspended drivers license reinstatement process at the bottom.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension

The most common reasons for a revoked or suspended drivers license in Utah include:

The degree of your punishment will vary based on your reason for incurring the drivers license suspension.

Drivers License Point System

The DPS point system is a great place to start understanding how to be a safe driver in Utah. The UT Point System doles out points based on the severity of traffic violations and, if there was an accident, the type of damage the infraction created. If more than 200 points are accumulated in a three-year period, your license to drive will be suspended and your privileges removed. Young Utah drivers face even stricter rules, with their maximum limit at 70 points.

The point system follows as such:

Fortunately, these points can be taken off your driving record with good behavior and thus help you avoid drivers license suspension. For example:

Offenses of Driving Under the Influence

In any state in the US, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is considered a major infraction. At no point in time will a driver experience leniency. Therefore, as a driver of Utah, you must consider the Drunk Driving Law. You will be charged with a DUI if found driving a motor vehicle:

The penalties for being found driving under the influence in UT for the first time are:

The first or second DUI offenses will be classified as Class A or Class B misdemeanors. But after these first offenses, the penalties and fees of DUIs will become more severe.

How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person

In order to get your driving license reinstated if it is suspended or revoked, you must allow for the term of punishment to pass. Additionally, you will also have to complete the following steps: