Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) – Points (Alcohol)
If you are convicted in a court of law for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or above (BAC), your driving privilege will be suspended or revoked as follows:
- Suspension: If you have no prior alcohol convictions, your driving privilege will be suspended for 30 days followed by a 60-day Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP). You may be eligible for an immediate 90-day Restricted Driving Privilege if you install an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
- Revocation (prior conviction): If your driver record shows one or more prior alcohol convictions, your driving privilege will be revoked for one year and you will not be eligible for an RDP. You may be eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP).
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 conviction, you are not eligible for a Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP).
However, if this is your first alcohol conviction, you have two options:
OPTION 1 – Immediate 90-day RDP with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
The 90-day interlock RDP is for the limited purpose of driving in connection with employment, education, medical treatment, alcohol or drug treatment, ignition interlock provider, court obligations, religious services, child care, court-ordered visitation and custodial obligations, and fueling and grocery requirements.
To receive an immediate 90-day interlock RDP you must:
- Complete and submit the Request for Immediate 90-Day Restricted Driving Privilege form within 15 days of the date you receive the Notice of Suspension or Revocation of Your Driving Privilege. The request form is contained on the notice that was mailed to you, or you may use the Request for Immediate 90-Day Restricted Driving Privilege with Ignition Interlock Device (Form 5489). Mail your request to: Driver License Bureau, PO Box 3700, Jefferson City, MO 65105-3700 or fax to: (573) 526-3452;
- File proof of installation of an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for any vehicle you operate; and
- File proof of insurance (an SR-22 form ).
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 in 7 CSR 60-2.010.37 (violations reset). 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
The 60-day restricted privilege is only for the limited purpose of driving in connection with employment, education, alcohol treatment, or ignition interlock provider.
To receive a 60-day RDP you must: