If you are stopped and/or arrested upon probable cause that you were driving a vehicle while your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, and you are issued a Notice of Suspension or Revocation of Your Driving Privilege (Form 2385), your driving privilege will be suspended or revoked:

  • Suspension (first offense in a 5-year period) ­ If (at the time of the stop or arrest) you have no alcohol-related offenses within the past 5 years, your driving privilege will be suspended for 30 days, followed by a 60-day restricted driving privilege. You may be eligible for an immediate 90-day Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) if you install an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
  • Revocation (more than one offense in a 5-year period) - If (at the time of the stop or arrest) your driver record shows one or more alcohol-related enforcement contact(s), as defined in 302.525, RSMo, within the past five years, your driving privilege will be revoked for one year and you will not be eligible for an RDP.

For reinstatement information, visit our License Reinstatement Requirements page.

NOTE:  The Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) is different than Missouri’s Limited Driving Privilege (LDP).

How do I obtain a Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP)?

If you have had a prior alcohol-related offense within the past 5 years, you are not eligible for a Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP).

However, if you have no alcohol-related offenses in the past 5 years and your license is not currently suspended or revoked for other reasons, you have two options:

OPTION 1 – Immediate 90-day RDP with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

To receive an immediate 90-day RDP you must:

Note: Under this option, in order to reinstate your driving privilege after you complete your suspension period, you must maintain installation of your IID during the restricted driving privilege period without any violation. “Violation” is defined as any incident of device tampering, circumvention, or breath-alcohol level of .025 percent or above (7 CSR 60-2.010). You should not remove the device until the installer has certified to the Department of Revenue that you are violation free. You must request this certification from your IID installer. Failure to obtain certification will result in a 30-day extension of your restricted driving privilege with the ignition interlock requirement or an additional 30-day suspension without any driving privileges.

OPTION 2 – 30-day suspension, followed by a 60-day RDP

To receive a 60-day RDP you must:

  • Serve the 30-day suspension period;
  • File proof of insurance (an SR-22 form) if you are 21 years of age or older (the SR-22 is not required for a first suspension for those under age 21); and
  • File proof of installation of an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for any vehicle you operate if you have had a prior alcohol offense.