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2014 Amnesty Week will restore driving privileges to some SC drivers

Driver's in South Carolina with suspended licenses have the chance to restore their driving privileges, WSPA reported March 2.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle will hold 2014 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, or "amnesty week" between March 10-14, where qualifying drives may qualify for a chance to reduce or clear suspended licenses.

This will be a statewide program, but doesn't cover everyone. For instance, those with suspensions due to DUI or drug related offenses are disqualified.

Beth Parks, South Carolina DMV spokesperson said those who were suspended for operating an unlicensed or uninsured vehicle may also be eligible.

Listed below is a list of qualifying offenses that may be forgiven for South Carolina residents.

*Drivers under 18 years of age that are suspended for excessive points.
*Those suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle.
*Drivers suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own.
*Those suspended for operating or allowing operation of an uninsured vehicle.
* Drivers suspended for driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions.

It may be necessary to purchase special vehicle insurance, or to obtain forms from your insurance company in order to apply for a new license. A road test or written test may also be required before a new license can be issued.

Please share this article with South Carolina residents who have lost their driving privilege for any of the reasons above.