Temporary Program to Help Suspended Ohio Drivers Regain Licenses

By Joseph Cooke
Fox 28 Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes announced Monday that Ohioans looking to get driving privileges back might be able to do so for a low price under the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative.

The Initiative, a six-month program, applies to offenders whose non-commercial driver licenses were suspended for violations. To qualify, applicants need to complete all court-ordered sanctions related to their eligible offense and wait at least 18 months after their suspension ends.

Complete amnesty is an option for those who are in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

“For many Ohioans, going without a driver’s license makes it harder to get to work, to buy groceries or to get in to see their doctor,” said Sykes. “By offering a low-cost alternative to get back on the road, we’re making it easier for lower-income Ohioans to access transportation options that make sense for them and their families.” Read more.

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