Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MCSIA) FAQs
Information regarding “masking” can be found in the National Traffic Law Center’s Masking Quick Reference Guide.
As used in 40 CFR 383, the disqualifying offense of “leaving the scene of an accident involving a CMV” is all-inclusive and covers the entire range of situations where the driver of the CMV is required by state law to stop after an accident and either give information to the other party, render aid, or attempt to locate and notify the operator or owner of other vehicles involved in the accident.
Yes, but such limited driving privileges cannot include commercial driving privileges.
A driver has been issued multiple tickets for speeding less than fifteen miles per hour over the posted speed limit in a noncommercial vehicle. The driver’s license is suspended due to the accumulation of points. Does the driver lose all privileges to drive any motor vehicle – noncommercial or commercial?
Yes. When the base privilege is suspended because of too many points, the driver loses the ability to drive any motor vehicle during the period of the suspension. Once the base privilege suspension is reinstated, the driver can resume driving both noncommercial and commercial motor vehicles as long as no commercial disqualification was entered. The driver may obtain limited driving privileges to drive noncommercial vehicles during a period of base license suspension but cannot obtain commercial driving privileges.
Missouri law 302.309, RSMo clearly states a CDL driver is no longer able to receive any kind of license to operate a CMV while the driving privilege is under suspension, revocation or disqualification. Limited driving privileges are only available to allow the operation of a noncommercial motor vehicle if the applicant is otherwise eligible.
No. The limited driving privilege order states that you are only eligible to operate a class E, F, or M type of vehicle.
WA driver is convicted of a serious motor vehicle offense and moves from the state that will disqualify his license. The driver obtains a driver license in another state prior to the license disqualification and avoids being disqualified immediately. The driver subsequently causes a serious motor vehicle accident and fatally injures two people. Pending state license disqualification proceedings, would this situation qualify for the federal imminent hazard disqualification?
Yes, this situation would fit within the federal definition of imminent hazard.
The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MCSIA) states that CDL drivers are professional drivers and should be held to a higher standard. The state legislature passed a law in 2004 (Senate Bill 1233) to include the changes from MCSIA into state law. The department is only enforcing the state and federal laws.
No. The license office clerk will be able to check the other states’ records by your name and birth date.
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