Definition - What does Hardship License mean?
A hardship license is a limited, temporary driver's license provided in some states to individuals whose license was suspended for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI). A hardship license differs from a work permit because it also allows them to drive during certain hours of day and for certain trips such as medical visits.
In some states, a hardship license may also refer to special driver's license provided to young teenagers under special circumstances.
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