1. The department, on application, may issue a temporary restricted license to a person whose driver's license is suspended or revoked under this chapter, allowing the person to drive to and from the person's home and specified places at specified times which can be verified by the department and which are required by any of the following:
a. The person's full-time or part-time employment.
b. The person's continuing health care or the continuing health care of another who is dependent upon the person.
c. The person's continuing education while enrolled in an educational institution on a part-time or full-time basis and while pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma, degree, or other certification of successful educational completion.
d. The person's substance abuse treatment.
e. The person's court-ordered community service responsibilities.
However, a temporary restricted license shall not be issued to a person whose license is revoked pursuant to a court order issued under section 901.5, subsection 10, or under section 321.209, subsections 1 through 5 or subsection 7, or to a juvenile whose license has been suspended or revoked pursuant to a dispositional order under section 232.52, subsection 2, paragraph "a", for a violation of chapter 124 or 453B, or section 126.3. A temporary restricted license may be issued to a person whose license is revoked under section 321.209, subsection 6, only if the person has no previous drag racing convictions. A person holding a temporary restricted license issued by the department under this section shall not operate a motor vehicle for pleasure.
2. Upon conviction and the suspension or revocation of a person's driver's license under section 321.209, subsection 5 or 6; section 321.210; 321.210A; or 321.513; or upon revocation pursuant to a court order issued under section 901.5, subsection 10; or upon the denial of issuance of a driver's license under section 321.560, based solely on offenses enumerated in section 321.555, subsection 1, paragraph "c", or section 321.555, subsection 2; or a juvenile, whose license has been suspended or revoked pursuant to a dispositional order under section 232.52, subsection 2, paragraph "a", for a violation of chapter 124 or 453B, or section 126.3, a person may petition the district court having jurisdiction for the residence of the person for a temporary restricted permit to operate a motor vehicle for the limited purpose or purposes specified in subsection 1. The petition shall include a current certified copy of the petitioner's official driving record issued by the department. The application may be granted only if all of the following criteria are satisfied:
a. The temporary restricted permit is requested only for a case of extreme hardship or compelling circumstances where alternative means of transportation do not exist.
b. The permit applicant has not made an application for a temporary restricted permit in any district court in the state which was denied.
c. The temporary restricted permit is restricted to the limited purpose or purposes specified in subsection 1 at times specified in the permit.
d. Proof of financial responsibility is established as defined in chapter 321A. However, such proof is not required if the driver's license was suspended under section 321.210A or 321.513 or revoked pursuant to a court order issued under section 901.5, subsection 10.
The district court shall forward a record of each application for such temporary restricted permit to the department, together with the results of the disposition of the request by the court. A temporary restricted permit is valid only if the department is in receipt of records required by this section.
3. The temporary restricted license or permit shall be canceled upon conviction of a moving traffic violation or upon a violation of a term of the license or permit. A "moving traffic violation" does not include a parking violation as defined in section 321.210.
4. The temporary restricted license or permit is not valid to operate a commercial motor vehicle if a commercial driver's license is required for the person's operation of the commercial motor vehicle and the person is disqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle under section 321.208, subsection 1, 2, 3, or 4.
[C31, 35, § 4960-d43, -d44; C39, § 5014.15; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.215]
84 Acts, ch 1022, § 6; 84 Acts, ch 1219, § 26; 90 Acts, ch 1230, § 58; 93 Acts, ch 16, § 7-9; 95 Acts, ch 55, §10; 95 Acts, ch 143, §1; 96 Acts, ch 1152, § 17; 96 Acts, ch 1218, § 63-65; 98 Acts, ch 1073, §9
Referred to in § 299.1B, 321.212, 321.213, 321.213A, 321.213B, 321.560, 321.561
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