Driving Requirments

CITY OF PALM BAY EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS DRIVING RECORD

An applicant will be disqualified for traffic convictions under any of the following conditions:

  1. One conviction within five years prior to the date of application, for:

    • Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; OR

    • Driving a motor vehicle or being in actual physical control while having unlawful blood alcohol level or while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any substances controlled under any state or federal law; OR

    • Attempting to elude police.

  2. One conviction within three years prior to the date of application, for:

    • Driving a motor vehicle while driver’s license is suspended or revoked for reasons other than financial responsibility.

    • Reckless driving.

  3. No more than three moving traffic convictions within three years of date of application, consideration is on a case-by-case basis.

  4. A chargeable accident within three years of date of application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Traffic conviction record, with points accumulated resulting in the suspension of a driver license within three years of the date of application.

  6. Suspended or revoked driver’s license for one of the following reasons within one year prior to the date of application.

    • Failure to attend court ordered driving school; OR

    • Failure to pay two or more traffic fines.  The circumstances resulting in the non­payment of only one traffic fine will be evaluated on an individual basis and may not disqualify the applicant; OR

    • Financial responsibility (insurance, cancellation, etc.) will be evaluated on an individual basis and may or may not disqualify an applicant.

    • Failure to submit to a chemical test for intoxication may disqualify the applicant upon review. 
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Convictions by City definition will include a plea of “no contest” or a judicial decision to withhold adjudication.  Cases listed beyond time frame will be considered on a case-by-case basis.