While the main purpose of obtaining a
limited driving privilege is to allow a person to drive to and from work, Section 302.309.3(2) RSMo
broadens the privilege to drive.
Under the statute, limited privileges may be granted for the following purposes:
- Business, occupation or employment,
- Seeking medical attention,
- Attending educational institution,
- Attending drug or alcohol treatment,
- Looking for Ignition Interlock Device (IID) provider services, or
- Various situations that would create undue or unreasonable hardship for
If an individual is unable to drive and the situation creates a significant
problem for the driver and/or his loved ones, subcategory 6 leaves room
for the evaluation of individual circumstances.
For example, an operator who cares for a disabled child or elderly parent
may be allowed to drive to and from doctor's appointments and the
parent's home. An expanded privelege must be requested in the LDP
application before submission to the Department of Revenue. Specific locations
that the driver will need to travel to and from must be included. If this
is proved to be a significant hardship, the limited permit will likely
be expanded to include the specific locations listed.
If you have questions regarding whether or not you're eligible for
an LDP and/or whether the LDP will grant you the privilege to drive to
and from a certain location or for a certain reason,
call the attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC for a free consultation at (314) 621-0622.