On Wednesday, the Illinois House unanimously passed legislation out of committee that would allow those with a lifetime revocation based on DUI to apply for a restricted driving permit (RDP) before the Illinois Secretary of State. Those offenders with four DUI convictions would be eligible five years after losing their license or their release from prison. These repeat offenders would need to demonstrate three years of sobriety, complete treatment programs, and drive with a BAIID device (Breathalyzer) at all times. The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists supports the legislation, believing that legalizing drivers who may otherwise drive illegally and uninsured in order to provide for their families. The RDP would only allow the individual to drive during specific hours and for specific purposes (i.e. work). The bill now moves to the full House for consideration.
Plan to ease DUI penalties advances in legislature, www.sj-r.com, May 14, 2014