Any person is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle based on the following violations of out-of-service orders.

a. A driver who is convicted for a first violation of an out-of-service order is disqualified for a period of 90 days.

b. A driver who is convicted of a second violation of an out-of-service order in a 10 year period, is disqualified for a period of one year.

c. A driver who is convicted ofthree or more violations of out-of-service orders in a 10 year period, is disqualified for a period of three years.

d. A driver is disqualified for a period of 180 days if the driver is convicted of a first violation of an out-of-service order while transporting hazardous materials required to be placarded under the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law (49 U.S.C. Chapter 51), or while operating a motor vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver.

e. A driver is disqualified for a period of three years if the driver is convicted o f an y subsequent violations of out of service orders, in separate incidents, while transporting hazardous material required to be placarded under the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law (49 U.S.C. Chapter 51), or while operating a motor vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver.

Authority: O.C.G.A. §§40-15-156 and 40-16-5(c).