The Impaired Driver Program

If you are convicted of an alcohol or drug related driving violation, your license or privilege to drive in New York State will be revoked or suspended.  However, you may be eligible for a conditional license or a conditional driving privilege if you participate in New York State’s Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) or an approved out-of-state program. 

Your “Order of Suspension or Revocation” from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will indicate a nearby state or county motor vehicle office where you may enroll in the Impaired Driver Program and apply for a conditional license/privilege, if applicable.

Participation in the Impaired Driver Program (IDP) will not prevent, reduce, or delay fines, fees, or penalties imposed under the driver responsibility assessment program. 

Click here for further information about the NYS Impaired Driver Program and how you can sign up.


Impaired Driver Program FAQ’s:

WHAT IS THE NEW YORK STATE IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM (NYS IDP)?

WHAT DOES THE IDP CLASSROOM PHASE ENTAIL?

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEW YORK STATE IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM (IDP)

I AM REQUIRED BY THE COURT TO TAKE THE IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM?

HOW MUCH IS THE CLASS COURSE FEE?

DOES MY INSURANCE COVER THE CLASS FEE?

IF I SIGN UP FOR THE IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM, WILL I AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL LICENSE/PRIVILEGE?

MY DRIVER’S LICENSE IS FROM ANOTHER STATE, DO I QUALIFY FOR A CONDITIONAL LICENSE?

HOW DO I FIND AN IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM NEAR ME?

CAN I DO THE IMPAIRED DRIVER PROGRAM ON-LINE?

I HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF AN ALCOHOL/DRUG RELATED OFFENSE IN NEW YORK STATE, BUT LIVE OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK STATE.  CAN I TAKE THE PROGRAM IN MY CURRENT STATE?

IF I START TAKING IDP CLASSES WHERE I AM CURRENTLY WORKING/ATTENDING SCHOOL AND AM MOVED TO A DIFFERENT WORKSITE/ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A DIFFERENT COUNTY, WHAT HAPPENS?

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I DRIVE ON A CONDITIONAL LICENSE/CONDITIONAL PRIVILEGE?

DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION? MY LAWYER OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS REQUIRING ME TO HAVE AN ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION. WHERE DO I GET THIS DONE?

REASONS FOR EXPULSION FROM THE PROGRAM OR FOR A REVOCATION OF THE CONDITIONAL LICENSE/DRIVING PRIVILEGE.

I DROPPED OUT OF THE IDP. HOW DO I GET REINSTATED INTO THE PROGRAM?

HOW DO I GET MY FULL LICENSE BACK?

Resources: For information about the New York State Impaired Driver Program, you can go to your local DMV or on-line at https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-impaired-driver-program


Source:  Impaired Driver Program Director’s Association www.impaireddriverprogram.com