In Colombia, many people are unaware that the driver’s license is a public document, In addition, it is personal and non-transferable. For this reason, one must be attentive to the causes for which the transit authorities may suspend or cancel the best known as pass.

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It should be remembered that the driver’s license is issued by a competent authority and authorizes a person to drive vehicles. In addition, it is valid throughout the national territory.

Law 769 of 2002 establishes the reasons for which the authorities can suspend or cancel the driver’s license.

Why can my driver’s license be suspended?

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By disposition of the transit authorities, based on temporary physical or mental impossibility to drive, supported by a medical certificate.

By court decision.

For being in a flagrant state of drunkenness or under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs determined by the competent authority.

For repeating the violation of the same traffic rule in a period not exceeding one year. In this case the suspension of the license will be for six months.

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For providing the public transportation service with private vehicles, except when justified by public order, prior decision to that effect from the respective authority.

What are the reasons to cancel it?

By disposition of the traffic authorities based on the permanent physical or mental impossibility to drive, supported by a medical certificate.

By court decision.

By death of the owner.

Recidivism when intoxicated or under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs determined by competent authority.

For recidivism in the provision of the public transport service with private vehicles without just cause.

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