You can petition the court to allow you to drive to and from work during your license suspension. Of course, the SR22 is mandatory if you are granted the work permit. The process varies by county, but below is a snapshot of how the process works.
1. You are granted a work permit to drive while your suspension is in force.
2. You get multiple insurance quotes online and visit a local independent insurance agent to make sure you are getting the best deal.
3. You purchase your policy and the insurer either mails or electronically delivers the SR22 form to the DMV (the initial filing may also be delivered by fax in some cases).
4. Your coverage is verified and your permit is granted, allowing you to drive to and from work.