2016 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 63 - Minors
Section 6310.4 - Restriction of operating privileges

18 PA Cons Stat § 6310.4 (2016) What's This?
§ 6310.4. Restriction of operating privileges.

(a) General rule.--Whenever a person is convicted or is adjudicated delinquent or is admitted to any preadjudication program for a violation of section 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 court, including a court not of record if it is exercising jurisdiction pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 1515(a) (relating to jurisdiction and venue), shall order the operating privilege of the person suspended. A copy of the order shall be transmitted to the Department of Transportation.

(b) Duration of suspension.--When the department suspends the operating privilege of a person under subsection (a), the duration of the suspension shall be as follows:

(1) For a first offense, a period of 90 days from the date of suspension.

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

(3) For a third offense, and any offense thereafter, a period of two years from the date of suspension. Any multiple sentences imposed shall be served consecutively.

Reinstatement of operating privilege shall be governed by 75 Pa.C.S. § 1545 (relating to restoration of operating privilege).

(c) Nondrivers.--Any person whose record is received by the department under subsection (a) and who does not have a driver's license shall be ineligible to apply for a learner's permit under 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 1505 (relating to learners' permits) and 1507 (relating to application for driver's license or learner's permit by minor) for the time periods specified in subsection (b). If the person is under 16 years of age when he is convicted or adjudicated delinquent or admitted to a preadjudication program, his suspension of operating privileges shall commence upon his 16th birthday for the time periods specified in subsection (b).

(d) Insurance premiums.--An insurer shall not increase premiums, impose any surcharge or rate penalty, or make any driver record point assignment for automobile insurance, nor shall an insurer cancel or refuse to renew an automobile insurance policy on account of a suspension under this section.

(Mar. 25, 1988, P.L.262, No.31, eff. 60 days)

1988 Amendment. Act 31 added section 6310.4.

Cross References. Section 6310.4 is referred to in sections 6307, 6308, 6310.3, 9122, 9123 of this title; section 1518 of Title 4 (Amusements); sections 1532, 1545 of Title 75 (Vehicles).

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