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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and Traffic Tickets

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If you are a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), any traffic ticket or speeding ticket you receive can lead to the loss of your CDL if you exceed the number of points on your driving record allowed by the Missouri Department of Revenue. This is true whether you were driving your personal vehicle or a company vehicle for work

For example, if you have a CDL and you get 3 or more serious traffic convictions within 3 years, you will lose your CDL for 3 months (this is called “disqualification”). According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, a “serious” traffic conviction includes convictions for reckless driving, speeding 15 mph or more above the speed limit, improper or erratic lane changes, following too closely, and any moving violation relating to a fatal crash.

If your CDL is suspended or disqualified, you can apply for a Limited Driving Privilege, but it only applies to driving private, non-commercial vehicles and is not available until after the period of suspension or disqualification is over.

Also, keep in mind that an SIS (Suspended Imposition of Sentence) is not available to drivers with a CDL.

The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) is also not an option for a driver with a CDL or for offenses committed while driving a CMV.

Click on this link for more information from the Missouri Department of Revenue website regarding what can cause your Commercial Driver's License to be disqualified.