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28-3306. Discretionary license suspension or revocation; traffic survival school; hearing
A. The department may suspend or revoke the license of a driver or require a licensee to attend and successfully complete approved traffic survival school educational sessions designed to improve the safety and habits of drivers on a showing by department records or other sufficient evidence that the licensee:
1. Has committed an offense for which mandatory revocation of the license is required on conviction.
2. Has been involved as a driver in an accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another or serious property damage.
3. Has been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency that it indicates a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highways.
4. Has been convicted of reckless driving as provided in section 28-693 or is a habitually reckless or negligent driver of a motor vehicle.
5. Is medically, psychologically or physically incapable of operating a motor vehicle and, based on law enforcement, medical or other department information, the continued operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee would endanger the public health, safety and welfare.
6. Has committed or permitted an act involving an unlawful or fraudulent use of the license.
7. Has committed an offense in another jurisdiction that if committed in this state is grounds for suspension or revocation.
8. Has been convicted of a violation of section 28-1381 or 28-1382.
9. Has been convicted of a violation of section 28-1464.
B. On receipt of satisfactory evidence of a violation of a driver license restriction, the department may suspend or revoke the driver license.
C. On suspending or revoking the license of a person or requiring a licensee to attend and successfully complete approved traffic survival school educational sessions designed to improve the safety and habits of drivers pursuant to this section, the department shall notify the licensee in writing immediately.
D. On the receipt of the person's request for a hearing, the department shall set the hearing within sixty days. The department may hold the hearing in person, by telephone or by videoconference. If the department holds the hearing in person, the department shall hold the hearing in the county where the licensee resides unless the law enforcement agency issuing the citation or affidavit that authorizes the suspension or revocation requests at the time of issuance that the hearing be held in the county where the violation allegedly occurred.
E. If a hearing is held, the department or its duly authorized agent may administer oaths, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers and may require a reexamination of the licensee.
F. At the hearing, the department shall either rescind its order of suspension or its order requiring the licensee to attend and successfully complete approved traffic survival school educational sessions or, if good cause exists, the department may uphold or extend the order, revoke the license or make any order that is within its discretionary power under this section and that is in the interest of public safety.
G. If a licensee receives notice requiring the licensee to attend and successfully complete approved traffic survival school educational sessions and the department receives information of noncompliance with this order, the department shall amend the order to suspend or revoke the license.
H. A person whose driver license is suspended or revoked as provided in subsection A, paragraph 5 of this section may submit a written request to the department for an administrative hearing. The person shall submit the request for a hearing within fifteen days after the department provides the person with notice of suspension or revocation. On receipt of a proper request for a hearing, the department shall provide the person with an opportunity for a hearing in the county where the person resides within thirty days after the department receives the request. The request for a hearing does not stay a summary suspension issued by the department.
I. The department shall remove a suspension from a record if the person has completed all requirements imposed under this title or by a court in this state, including the successful completion of traffic survival school educational sessions, except for payment of reinstatement fees as prescribed by section 28-3002. The person shall pay the appropriate reinstatement fees that are required under section 28-3002 when conducting a transaction with the department.