Situations in Which You Can Use an ORL
- Work, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training;
- Court-ordered community service;
- Substance abuse treatment or 12-Step Meetings.
- If no transit service is available;
- Continuing your own healthcare, driving to a healthcare provider;
- Providing continuing care of someone dependent on you.
Your ORL will restrict:
- The times of day you may drive;
- The days of the week you may drive;
- The geographical area where you may drive; and
- The vehicles you may drive.
You may be eligible for an ORL if you ever had a valid driver license in any state.
Who is Not Eligible for an ORL
The criteria of eligibility is best set forth in terms who is not eligible:
- If your driver license is suspended for alcohol-related DUI/Physical Control;
- Minor in Possession;
- Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide;
- Intermediate (Teen) License Violations;
- Too many Rules of the Road Violations while you have an Intermediate License;
- Failure to pay child support;
- Medical/vision reasons;
- Violation of court-ordered probation;
- Habitual traffic offender status;
- Failure to qualify on a medical/visual examination;
- Failure to qualify on a driver skills examination,
- Failure to undergo required alcohol/chemical dependency treatment;
- Violation of ORL restrictions;
- Or cancelled SR-22 insurance.
While you cannot get an ORL to drive a commercial motor vehicle you may still apply and obtain an ORL to operate a non-commercial motor vehicle.
Cancellation Reasons for an ORL
Once you have obtained an ORL it will be cancelled if the DoL receives notice that:
- You are convicted of operating a vehicle in violation of the ORL restrictions;
- You commit an offense during the ORL period that requires the DoL to suspend/revoke your driving privilege;
- You no longer meet the criteria or have the driving need stated on your ORL application; or
- You cancel your SR-22 insurance.