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How the DMV Point System Works

If you get stopped for a moving violation in Connecticut, expect to get hit with both a fine and points against your license. Points are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles every time you are convicted of a moving violation. If you accumulate enough points, your driver’s license will be suspended.

Although traffic violations are almost always issued by local or state police officers, all violations are reported to the DMV, which assesses and manages license points. Points remain in effect for 24 months after the date of assessment.

If you get six points on your driving record, expect a warning letter from the DMV. Get 10 or more points and your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. Get another 10 points on your record and you’ll lose your license for up to 24 months.

Moving Traffic Violations:

Violation

Points

Tickets and Court Abstractions where speed not indicated on source documents

3

Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of speed zone

1

Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of speed zone

3

Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of speed zone

4

Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of speed zone

5

Speeding 36 through 45 mph in excess of speed zone

6

Speeding 46 mph and above in excess of speed zone

8

Reckless Driving

6

Signs and control devices – Failing to obey traffic instructions

4

Improper passing – passing where prohibited

4

Wrong way, side or direction

4

Following improperly

3

Failing to yield the right-of-way

4

Making improper turn

4

Violation of driver license or certificate restrictions

6

Reckless endangerment by vehicle, misdemeanor

8

Miscellaneous traffic violations failing to maintain control, improper control, etc., or any offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle not herein specified

3

Leaving the scene of an accident (property damage only)

5

Failure to report an accident (property damage only)

4

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

6

Failure to stop at railroad crossing

6

Speeding in Construction Zone (Non-Commercial Vehicles)

Violation

Points

Tickets and court abstracts where speed not indicated

4

Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed

2

Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of posted speed

4

Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed

5

Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed

6

Speeding 36 mph and above in excess of posted speed

8

Contributing to Occurrence of Accidents

Violation

Points

Contributing to an accident involving property damage

3

Contributing to an accident resulting in bodily injury

4

Contributing to an accident resulting in another’s death

8

Other Violations

Violation

Points

Driving while license canceled

8

Fleeing Law Enforcement Officer (misdemeanor)

8

Child Endangerment (misdemeanor)

8

 

 

 

 

 

Moving Traffic Violations (Commercial Vehicles)

 

Violation

Points

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, speed not indicated

4

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed zone

2

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 6 through 14 mph in excess of posted speed zone

4

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 15 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed zone , excessive speeding

5

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

6

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 36 through 45 mph in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

7

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 46 mph and above in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

8

Excessive speeding (15 mph or more above posted speed limit in a commercial vehicle), speed not indicated on court document, but on citation

6

Reckless driving

7

Improper passing

4

Improper or erratic lane change

5

Following improperly

4

Careless or negligent driving

5

Failure to obey traffic instructions

4

Wrong way, side or direction

4

Failure to yield right of way

4

Making improper turn

4

Failure to signal direction

3

Passing stopped school, church, or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers

6

Following emergency vehicle unlawfully

3

Speed less than posted minimum

4

Miscellaneous traffic violations

3

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

6

Failure to stop at a railroad crossing

8

 

Construction Zone/Hauling Hazardous Materials (Commercial Vehicles)

 

Violation

Points

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, speed not indicated

5

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed zone

3

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 6 through 14 mph in excess of posted speed zone

5

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 15 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

6

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

7

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 36 through 45 mph in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

8

Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 46 mph and above in excess of posted speed zone, excessive speeding

9

Excessive speeding (15 mph or more above posted speed limit in a commercial vehicle), speed not indicated on court document, but on citation

7

Reckless driving

8

Improper passing

5

Improper or erratic lane change

6

Following improperly

5

Careless or negligent driving

6

Failure to obey traffic instructions

5

Wrong way, side or direction

5

Failure to yield right of way

5

Making improper turn

5

Failure to signal direction

4

Passing stopped school, church, or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers

8

Following emergency vehicle unlawfully

3

Speed less than posted minimum

5

Miscellaneous traffic violations

4

Source: http://www.tn.gov/safety/values.shtml

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