March 7, 2023ecityinsurance
DRIVER SUSPENSION ELIGIBILITY WEEK 2023
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will hold the 2023 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week (DSEW) statewide for drivers with licenses suspended for specific reasons. The dates of this year’s event are March 6 – 10, 2023.
Last year, the SCDMV started notifying drivers who were eligible to take advantage of the program by mail. This resulted in a more than 400 percent increase in participation and cleared suspensions in 2022 compared to 2021.
The SCDMV has mailed notices to all customers who may qualify for the program according to its records. Customers who receive a letter are encouraged to bring it into a branch office with them during DSEW, March 6-10, 2023.
If you think you may be eligible, visit SCDMVOnline.com to ensure your correct mailing address is on file with the agency or update your mailing address with the SCDMV as soon as possible.
During DSEW, South Carolina drivers who lost their driving privileges due to certain suspensions may be eligible to reduce or clear the remaining time of their suspension. No fines or fees are waived during this period.
Drivers with the following types of suspensions are eligible for the program:
- Driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug-related conviction
- Excessive points for someone under the age of 18
- Operating or allowing someone else to operate an uninsured vehicle
- Operating an uninsured vehicle that the driver did not own
- Operating an unlicensed taxi