2014 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 15 - Licensing of Drivers
Section 1532 - Suspension of operating privilege

75 PA Cons Stat § 1532 (2014) What's This?

§ 1532. Suspension of operating privilege.

(a) One-year suspension.--The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for one year upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of or an adjudication of delinquency based on any of the following offenses:

(1) Any felony in the commission of which a court determines that a vehicle was essentially involved.

(2) (Deleted by amendment).

(3) Any violation of the following provisions:

Section 3735.1 (relating to aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence).

Section 3742 (relating to accidents involving death or personal injury).

Section 3742.1 (relating to accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed).

Section 7111 (relating to dealing in titles and plates for stolen vehicles).

Section 7121 (relating to false application for certificate of title or registration).

Section 7122 (relating to altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates).

(a.1) Three-year suspension.--The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for three years upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of or an adjudication of delinquency based on a violation of any of the following offenses:

(1) Any violation of section 3732 (relating to homicide by vehicle).

(2) Any violation of section 3735 (relating to homicide by vehicle while driving under influence).

(b) Suspension.--

(1) The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for six months upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of or an adjudication of delinquency based on any offense under the following provisions:

Section 3367 (relating to racing on highways).

Section 3714(b) (relating to careless driving).

Section 3734 (relating to driving without lights to avoid identification or arrest).

Section 3736 (relating to reckless driving).

Section 3743 (relating to accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property).

(2) The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for six months upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of a subsequent offense under section 1501(a) (relating to drivers required to be licensed) if the prior offense occurred within five years of the violation date of the subsequent offense.

(3) The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for 12 months upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of section 3733 (relating to fleeing or attempting to elude police officer) or a substantially similar offense reported to the department under Article III of section 1581 (relating to Driver's License Compact), or an adjudication of delinquency based on section 3733. The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for six months upon receiving a certified record of a consent decree granted under 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 63 (relating to juvenile matters) based on section 3733.

(4) The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for three months upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of section 1371 (relating to operation following suspension of registration) or 3718 (relating to minor prohibited from operating with any alcohol in system) or an adjudication of delinquency based on section 1371.

(5) The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any driver for three months upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction of or an adjudication of delinquency based on section 3714(c).

(c) Suspension.--The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any person upon receiving a certified record of the person's conviction of any offense involving the possession, sale, delivery, offering for sale, holding for sale or giving away of any controlled substance under the laws of the United States, this Commonwealth or any other state, or any person 21 years of age or younger upon receiving a certified record of the person's conviction or adjudication of delinquency under 18 Pa.C.S. § 2706 (relating to terroristic threats) committed on any school property, including any public school grounds, during any school-sponsored activity or on any conveyance providing transportation to a school entity or school-sponsored activity.

(1) The period of suspension shall be as follows:

(i) For a first offense, a period of six months from the date of the suspension.

(ii) For a second offense, a period of one year from the date of the suspension.

(iii) For a third and any subsequent offense thereafter, a period of two years from the date of the suspension.

(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "conviction" shall include any conviction or adjudication of delinquency for any of the offenses listed in paragraph (1), whether in this Commonwealth or any other Federal or state court.

(d) Additional suspension.--The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any person upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction, adjudication of delinquency or admission into a preadjudication program for a violation under 18 Pa.C.S. § 6307 (relating to misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages), 6308 (relating to purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages) or 6310.3 (relating to carrying a false identification card). The duration of the suspension shall be as follows:

(1) For a first offense, the department shall impose a suspension for a period of 90 days.

(2) For a second offense, the department shall impose a suspension for a period of one year.

(3) For a third and subsequent offense, the department shall impose a suspension for a period of two years. Any multiple suspensions imposed shall be served consecutively.

Courts may certify the conviction, adjudication of delinquency or admission into the preadjudication program on the same form used to submit the order of suspension required under the provisions of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6310.4 (relating to restriction of operating privileges). Wherever practicable, the suspension imposed under this section shall be made concurrent with the suspension imposed under the provisions of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6310.4. All offenses committed on or after May 23, 1988, shall be included in considering whether an offense is a first, second, third or subsequent offense.

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(Dec. 15, 1982, P.L.1268, No.289, eff. 30 days; May 30, 1990, P.L.173, No.42; July 10, 1990, P.L.356, No.83, eff. Nov. 1, 1990; June 28, 1993, P.L.137, No.33, eff. 60 days; July 2, 1993, P.L.408, No.58, eff. 60 days; Feb. 10, 1994, P.L.20, No.3, eff. 60 days; Dec. 12, 1994, P.L.1048, No.143, eff. 9 months; Dec. 27, 1994, P.L.1337, No.154, eff. 180 days; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1126, No.151; June 25, 1999, P.L.164, No.23, eff. 180 days; Oct. 2, 2002, P.L.801, No.114, eff. imd.; Oct. 4, 2002, P.L.845, No.123; Sept. 30, 2003, P.L.120, No.24, eff. Feb. 1, 2004; Dec. 8, 2004, P.L.1791, No.237, eff. 150 days)

2004 Amendment. Act 237 amended subsec. (b).

2002 Amendments. Act 114 amended subsec. (a) and Act 123 amended subsecs. (a) and (b)(4) and added subsec. (a.1), effective immediately as to the deletion of the reference to sections 7102(b) and 7103(b) in subsec. (a)(3) and six months as to the remainder of the amendment. Act 123 overlooked the amendment by Act 114, but the amendments do not conflict in substance and have both been given effect in setting forth the text of subsec. (a). See section 2 of Act 114 and section 11 of Act 123 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to petition for removal of suspensions or revocations.

1999 Amendment. Act 23 amended subsec. (c).

1998 Amendment. Act 151 amended the section heading and subsecs. (a) intro. par. and (3) and (b)(3), effective immediately as to subsec. (b)(3) and 60 days as to the remainder of the section.

1994 Amendments. Act 3 added subsec. (c), Act 143 amended subsec. (b)(2) and (4) and added subsec. (d) and Act 154 amended subsec. (b)(1) and (3). The amendment by Act 3 is identical to the amendments by Acts 33 and 58 of 1993 and therefore the text has been merged. See section 8 of Act 3 of 1994 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to savings provision.

1993 Amendment. See section 12 of Act 58 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to savings provision.

Cross References. Section 1532 is referred to in sections 1534, 1539, 1540, 1553, 1554, 1575, 1783, 6146 of this title.

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