What does a restricted Driver's License mean?

Most people have no conception of how a “Restricted” License works. They are shocked when they learn that it is mandatory that they lose their driver’s license (driving privilege) for an entire year, if they are convicted. They may be able to qualify for a “restricted” license for the very narrow and strict purposes of only going to work, school, doctor appointments, church, school and healthcare for children or elderly parents; but they will also have to pay for the installation and rental of an Ignition Interlock system on their primary vehicle for a minimum of six months.
These restrictions and more are specific to the minute. They literally apply exactly to the day and time when you leave your house for these activities, and back; and require that they always take the most direct and shortest route possible between their work/home, school/home and doctor’s office, etc.