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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.

 

DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

Attempting to Elude

Upon the receipt of a record of conviction for eluding or attempting to elude a peace officer, DPS shall suspend the driving privilege of the person:

  1. For the first conviction as indicated on the driving record of the person, for a period of six (6) months.  Such period may be modified.

  2. For the second conviction as indicated on the driving record of the person, for a period of one (1) year. Such period shall not be modified.

  3. For the third or subsequent conviction as indicated on the driving record of the person, for a period of three (3) years. Such period shall not be modified.

To reinstate this type of Notice of Suspension, the driver must:

  1. Surrender any type of driver license or permit in their possession to DPS as directed in the Notice of Suspension;

  2. Serve the statutory period of suspension as described above; and

  3. Pay the statutory fees in the amount of $50.00* to DPS.

*NOTE: The statutory fees required for reinstatement are dependent on the laws in effect at the time of the offense and are subject to change by the Legislature.

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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