speeding ticket

Colorado

OFFENSE / INFRACTION – refer to offense links for defense information

POINTS ASSESSED

SPEED OVER LIMIT

DUI

12

n/a

DEAC

12

n/a

DWAI

8

n/a

Reckless driving

8

n/a

Careless driving

4

n/a

Weaving (roadways laned for traffic)

3

n/a

Speeding

0

1-4 mph over limit

Speeding

1

5-9 mph over limit

Speeding

4

10-19 mph over limit

Speeding

6

20-39 mph over limit

Speeding

12

40+ mph over limit

Speeding- special hazard

3

variable- failure to reduce speed

Speed contest – drag racing

12

n/a

Exhibition of speed

12

n/a

Aiding or Facilitating Speed Exhibition

circumstances – 12 or 5

n/a

Hit & run

12

n/a

Eluding police – vehicular eluding

12

n/a

Stop sign or stop light

4

n/a

Failure to stop for school bus

6

n/a

No Operator’s License- 1st offense

3

n/a

No Operator’s License- subsequent

6

n/a

Compulsory Insurance

4

n/a

Speeding tickets can affect your insurance rates. In most cases, your insurance will shoot up to some degree even for a minor infraction―that is, if you have insurance. And you should, considering it is against the law in Colorado to operate a motor vehicle without some form of minimum liability. Not carrying proof of insurance will only exacerbate your point troubles.

Losing Your License

If you accumulate too many points on your motor vehicle record during a fixed period of time, you will have your license suspended. You are in jeopardy of losing your license if you accrue points as follows:

Adults (over 21):

  • 12 points in 12 consecutive months
  • 18 points in 24 consecutive months

Minor drivers (ages 18-21)

  • Nine points in 12 consecutive months
  • 12 points in 24 consecutive months
  • 14 or more points between the ages of 18-21

Minor drivers (under 18)

  • Six points in 12 consecutive months
  • Seven points prior to turning 18

When you are issued a ticket for an offense that carries points and you end up paying the citation, plea bargaining, or pleading guilty, you are in a sense convicted of the act. The court then sends the conviction to the DMV, which tacks on the points to your driving record. It can take only a couple of tickets to have your license revoked, and even if you do not amass the number required to put your license in danger, points still sit on your record for seven years.

Source: http://www.denvertrafficlawyer.com/?id=77

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