Suspended, Revoked, or Canceled
Suspended License ― The temporary withdrawal of your driver’s license. Depending on your situation the MVA may allow you to drive on a restricted license (limited to driving to and from work or school).
Revoked License―The withdrawal of your driving privileges until the MVA decides you’re fit to drive again. Unlike a suspended license, a revoked license comes with an extended waiting period before you can drive again, and even then there is no guarantee that the MVA will allow you to apply for a reinstated driver’s license.
Canceled License―Your driving privileges have been terminated.
Your license can be suspended, revoked or canceled for several reasons including too many points on your driving record or for some of the following violations:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Attempting to elude a police officer
- Turning off vehicle lights to avoid being identified
Penalties for Drivers Younger Than 18
If you are younger than 18 and hold a provisional driver’s license you’ll face the following penalties if convicted of a moving violation:
- First offense―Mandatory enrollment in a Driver Improvement Program
- Second offense―30-day suspension of driving privileges, followed by a 90-day restricted license period (can only drive to and from school and/or work)
- Third offense―180-day suspension of driving privileges, mandatory enrollment in a Driver Improvement Program, followed by a 180-day restricted license period
- Fourth or subsequent offense―Revocation of driving privileges
In addition, the co-signer of your license (a parent or guardian) may cancel your provisional license. Should this occur, your MD license will remain canceled until your 18th birthday.