Question: Are there any places that I cannot drive to with a restricted driver’s license in Maryland?
Answer: So, backing up, or clarifying, the restricted driver’s license in Maryland—that’s alluding to the fact that a person has gotten a DUI and they’ve been to a hearing and they’ve gotten a modified suspension, a modified suspension of driver’s license. As it stands right now, that’s typically a 45-day period of time, which will be changing after October 1 of this year. But, more specifically, where can people drive, what can they do? They can drive to and from work and they can drive during the course of work, if work takes them out of the office, they are permitted to do that at this point in time on a modified driver’s license.
And when those modified drivers licenses are issued, they include the right to certainly go to alcohol education and counseling, which is required in these types of cases, so it includes that; it includes the right to go to the gas station as necessary, and if there is any medical needs for the driver or the drivers family, typically those types of things can be modified to include that.
Obviously you cannot drive to social reason, you’re not supposed to; you can’t go pick up the kids at school and take them home despite the fact that that’s a daily requirement, it’s not something that can be done, pursuant to the law. The law is pretty specific on driving to and from work and the other basis that I said. They do not include other requirements that come up in daily living, that’s part of the punishment that they are trying to give you. That is the answer to the restricted driver’s license question at this point.