Suppose you have a conditional or restricted license due to your main full driving privileges being suspended or revoked. In that case, there normally are limitations to where and when you can drive. Each state has guidelines for where to go with a restricted license.

For example in Arizona, you can only travel to and from work, on the job, to and from school, and to and from a treatment center within Arizona.

In Illinois, motorists whose driving privileges have been revoked or suspended may apply for a special restricted permit. The driver must prove that a hardship exists to obtain such a permit. If the permit is obtained, the driver can only drive during certain times and along specified routes for work-related or educational purposes or to receive medical care or drug treatment.

If you have a restricted or conditional license and need to drive out of state you will need to check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to find out if you can do so. Unless it is for work, school or an emergency, the limitations on your license will likely not allow you to do so.

— Michelle Megna contributed to this story.


  1. Arizona Department of Transportation. “Restricted Driver Permits.” Accessed January 2023.
  2. Illinois General Assembly. “Illinois Compiled Statutes.” Accessed January 2023.
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