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The Impaired Driver Program

If you are convicted of an alcohol or drug related driving violation, your license or privilege to drive in New York State will be revoked or suspended.  However, you may be eligible for a conditional license or a conditional driving privilege if you participate in New York State’s Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) or an approved out-of-state program. 

Your “Order of Suspension or Revocation” from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will indicate a nearby state or county motor vehicle office where you may enroll in the Impaired Driver Program and apply for a conditional license/privilege, if applicable.

Participation in the Impaired Driver Program (IDP) will not prevent, reduce, or delay fines, fees, or penalties imposed under the driver responsibility assessment program. 

Click here for further information about the NYS Impaired Driver Program and instructions to sign up.

Resources: For information about the New York State Impaired Driver Program, you can go to your local DMV or on-line at https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-impaired-driver-program

Source:  Impaired Driver Program Director’s Association www.impaireddriverprogram.com

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New York’s STOP-DWI program is the Nations’ first and, to date, only self-sustaining impaired driving program. Other States have implemented components of self-sufficiency, but none to the degree of New York State.