If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked, you will need to buy SR22 insurance in order to get it back. (The alternative to SR22 insurance is to wait 5 more years before reinstating your license.)
When you buy Tennessee SR22 insurance, your insurance company will file an SR22 form with the Department of Safety. This form proves to the Department that you are in fact insured.
The SR22 policy also requires your insurance company to notify the Department if you ever become uninsured. If this happens, if your SR22 coverage is interrupted, your driver's license will be suspended again.
An SR22 requirement can last for 5 years from the date of your suspension. However, if you have SR22 insurance for 3 out of those 5 years, you can be released from the requirement.
Your SR22 form must be filed by an insurance company that is currently licensed through the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. We have partnered with the best of these to bring you the best SR22 insurance options in Tennessee.
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To get your Tennessee driver's license back after a DUI, you need to do the following things:
If this is your first offense, you can apply for a restricted license, which would allow you to drive to and from work, school, interlock appointments, or a court-ordered alcohol treatment program.
If this is your second offense, you can apply for a restricted license after serving 1 year of your revocation, if you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
If you wish to apply for a restricted license, you will need to:
DUI offenders may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle(s) and maintain that device for up to 1 year following reinstatement.
Ignition interlock installation is required of first time offenders who:
If you are convicted of DUI twice within 5 years, you will be required to participate in the ignition interlock program for 6 months following the reinstatement of your driver's license.
For More Information:
Still have questions? You can contact the Department of Safety directly at 615-741-3954 or 866-903-7357 or (TDD) 615-532-2281. Reinstatement information is available 24 hours a day via an automated phone system. To get this information, you will need to provide your driver's license number.
You can also email the Department at FinResp.Safety@tn.gov
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