Find information about requesting a copy of a driving record, defensive driving courses for point reduction, alcohol offenses, requesting an administrative hearing, paying a reinstatement fee, requesting a temporary restricted license (work permit), SR-22 insurance requirements and requests for crash reports.
A TRL is a restricted license issued to persons whose driving privileges have been suspended or revoked for certain offenses. A TRL authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle for work purposes, educational purposes, or the need to perform essential life maintenance needs. By law, the driver must serve a portion of the suspension with no type of restricted driving privileges. This time frame varies depending on the reason for the suspension.
An individual must be at least eighteen (18) years of age in order to be granted a TRL. If the TRL is for educational purposes, a copy of the school schedule, signed by a school administrator is required.
A TRL will NOT be granted for:
If an offender has been charged with or convicted of a second or subsequent violation of section 39-08-01 or equivalent ordinance, and NOT subject to an unrelated suspension or revocation, a TRL shall be issued upon the restriction that the offender participate in the 24/7 Sobriety Program. If the offender violates the restrictions of the 24/7 Sobriety Program, the TRL will be canceled and not reissued.
When a driver accumulates 12 or more points on their driving record, their driving privileges are suspended for 7-days for every point over eleven. Drivers are eligible to take a defensive driver training course to reduce their total points by three, once every twelve months. A driver-training course can also be taken ‘in lieu of points’ being entered on your driving record for some violations with 5 or less points. Approved driver training courses, also known as Defensive Driving Courses, can be found on the driver information and education page.