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Rule 4501:1-1-26 | Relief from disqualification for life from operating a commercial motor vehicle.


Any driver disqualified for life from operating a commercial motor vehicle, except a driver convicted of any felony involving the manufacturing, distribution, or dispensing of controlled substances, who has both voluntarily enrolled in, and successfully completed, an appropriate rehabilitation program which meets the standards set forth by the registrar, may apply to the registrar for reinstatement of that driver's commercial driver's license. Such applicants shall not be eligible for reinstatement unless and until such time as the driver has first served a minimum disqualification period of ten years and has fully met all standards imposed by the registrar for reinstatement of commercial motor vehicle driving privileges. Should a reinstated driver be disqualified subsequently for any violation requiring disqualification, said driver shall be permanently disqualified for life, and shall be ineligible to again apply for a reduction of the lifetime disqualification.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: R.C. 4501.02, R.C. 4506.22, 4507.01
Amplifies: R.C. 4506.16
Five Year Review Date: 1/10/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/1989 (Emer.), 6/4/1990, 4/23/2006