Vehicles (DMV) uses a point system to track repeat offenders.

Different violations carry different point assignments in relation to how serious the violation is.

There are three categories of point assignments. Six, four and three.

Each time you commit a traffic offense, DMV adds the appropriate points to your record.


Six Points –

Attempting to elude police,
Reckless Driving in excess of 80 MPH
Driving on Suspended or Revoked License
Four Points –

Failure to obey traffic signal
Stopping/yielding offenses
Speeding 10-19 above limit
Following/signaling offenses
Three Points –

Driving/passing offenses
Speeding 1-9 over limit and other speeding-related offenses
Turning/backing offenses
Lighting offenses
Licenses/permit offenses
Restraints – child
Failure to report accident
Penalties (for point accumulation)

Eight (8 )demerit points in 12 months (or 12 in 24 months) – Advisory letter from DMV
Twelve (12) demerit points in 12 months (or 18 in 24 months)
Required driver improvement clinic within 90 days.
Failure to attend equals license suspension
Eighteen (18) demerit points in 12 months (or 24 in 24 months)
License suspended for 90 days then 6 month probation period.
If offense in probation period further suspension.

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