By: Tom Anelli, Esq.
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The New York State Conditional License
If you qualify for a New York conditional license or conditional driving privilege, you will be allowed to legally drive within certain limitations.
Once you enroll in Impaired Driver Program (IDP) and accept a conditional license, you must complete the course and any required clinical assessment or treatment in order to keep your conditional license.
What a conditional license allows you to do:
A conditional license allows you to drive:
- to and from your place of employment
- for work if your job requires you to drive a motor vehicle
- to and from a the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles for Conditional license or IDP purposes
- to and from any place where you have a class or activity that is part of the IDP
- to and from an accredited school, college or university where you are enrolled
- to and from activities ordered by the court (i.e. meetings with probation)
- during an assigned period of three consecutive hours between 5 am and 9 pm once a week – the assigned period will not be changed unless this privilege is amended
- to and from a medical appointments for you or a member of your household – you must carry a written statement from your licensed medical practitioner as evidence, and show it to any police officer who asks to see it
- to and from a child’s school/day care if the child’s attendance at the school/day care is necessary for you to maintain employment or enrollment to an accredited school.
Upon enrollment, a Conditional License/Driving Privilege Attachment (MV-2020) will be issued to you with the conditional license/privilege.