Restoring Driving Privileges



P.O. Box 14526
Richmond, VA 23221

Phone: (804) 358-6727
Toll Free: (877) 358-6727
Fax: (804) 358-7000

Know The Facts Print This Page

Facts about Virginia Drivers

Number of Drivers
5.4 Million

Number of Suspended Licenses
Source: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 2010

It's A Crime!

Serious Traffic Offenses Result in Serious Penalties




Driving Under The Influence

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

 Reckless Driving

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

 Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

 Fines, Suspension, Jail

Not Paying Your Bills Can Cause License Suspension


Not Paying Court Fines and Costs


 Delinquent Child Support Payments


 Unpaid Civil Judgments for Vehicle Accidents


 Not Having Auto Insurance


Having A Valid Driver's License is Essential for Many Jobs

“If you don’t have a license, you don’t have a prayer of getting and keeping a job over time.” J. Pawasarat, author of “Barriers to Employment,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006.

  • Getting to the Job. Where public transportation is not available, driving is the only reliable way to get to work.
    • You must drive to get to jobs in the suburbs - where significant growth is occurring.
    • You must drive if you work in rural areas.
    • You must drive if your work hours don't match public transportation schedules.
  • Driving at Work.
    • Service positions like electricians, home repair persons, computer specialists, driving company vehicles to get to the job site.
    • Transportation jobs, such as bus drivers, truck drivers, chauffeurs.
    • Sales reps and others who must visit customer locations.

The Bottom Line: Having a Job is Critical for Success

“Simply put, more than 9 out of 10 employed offenders successfully completed post-conviction supervision.” J. Johnson, author of “Does Employment Help Reduce Recidivism for Federal Offenders?” US Probation and Pretrial Services Newsletter, Jan. 29, 2007