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The state assigns points for driving infractions in two-point increments up to eight. The more serious the offense, the more points that are given. Points stay on your license for two years from the date of conviction.

8 Point Violations

  • Most of these violations require a MS and AH
  • Speed Contest (Drag Racing)
  • Reckless Driving involving injury or property damage
  • driving commercial vehicle without CDL
  • Commercial vehicle failing to stop at RR crossing
  • Operating commercial vehcle while disqualified
  • Operating commercial vehcle with more than .04 BAC
  • misuse of license, use of false information, unauthenic license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (personal injury, death, property damage)
  • OPerating vehicle with suspended registration
  • Violating restricted license
  • Obstruction of traffic causing injury or death
  • Criminal mischief with vehicle
  • Criminal recklessness with vehicle

6 Point Violations

  • Running stop sign or failing to yield
  • Disobeying RR signals
  • Following too closely
  • Disregarding police officer while directing traffic
  • Fail to excercise due care when dealing with pedestrians
  • Passing a school bus while loading/unloading
  • Improper motorcycle endorsement

 4 Point Violations

  • Disregarding traffic signal
  • Under 18 year old riding motorcycle without helmet
  • Under 21 year old transporting, consuming, possesing alcohol in a motor vehicle + MS
  • Equipment violation regarding brakes
  • Child restraint violations
  • unsafe speed on bridge or elevated structure
  • Improper passing
  • Driving left of center
  • Wrong Way on one-way street
  • Driving left of rotary island
  • Lane restriction by trucks
  • Improper turn
  • Violation lane restriction by truck
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Unsafe start
  • motorcycle passenger violation
  • both hands not on handle bars of motorcycle
  • Depreiving motor vehicle of full lane usage
  • Operating 3 more motocycles abreast in a single lane
  • Driver education permit violation + AH
  • Temporary motorcycle learner permit violation + AH
  • Violation of DL restriction or mechanical device requirements
  • Driving without ever having a valid license
  • Permitting unlicensed person to operate motor vehicle
  • Permitting unlawful use of motor vehicle
  • Interlock device violation
  • Violation of probationary license + MS
  • Violation of open container law

2 Point Violations

  • Illegal parking on the interstate
  • bumper height violation
  • muffler violation
  • no emergency equipment in commercial vehicle
  • improper lights, reflectors or warning signals
  • motorcycle equipment violations
  • Failing to signal
  • No flashing amber or red light on slow moving vehicle
  • Operating motorcycle without headlight

Driver Improvement Program

If you are convicted of at least two traffic offenses within a year, you will have to complete a Driver Safety Program (DSP).

Your license will be suspended if you don’t attend the school or pay the class fee within the time permitted. You will be notified by mail if you have to attend a class. However, if you’ve recently moved, it’s up to you to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) of the change.

The DSP offers an education about defensive driving. Several companies offer the course. You may complete a home study workbook, video or Internet class, or go through classroom instruction. A court may require you to take the classroom course. The DSP classes cost no more than $65.

If you successfully complete a DSP, you receive a four-point credit on your license that will remain for three years. This does not mean that four points will come off your license.

You should note that all drivers may take a DSP class, whether they are required to or not. If you volunteer to take the class, you will still need to pay the fee, and you will be given the same four-point credit on your license. You can only receive this credit once every three years.

You may call the BMV for more information at (317) 233-6000, option 1.

Checking the Status of Your License

Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report.

Administrative Hearing

If you accumulate 18 or more points on your license within a two-year period, you must attend an administrative hearing. At the hearing, a determination will be made to either place you on probation, or have your license suspended for one to 12 months. You may also required to attend an approved DSP. If you don’t show at the hearing, the hearing officer will make a ruling in your absence.


After you have successfully completed and paid for a state-approved driving program, as well as served your suspension time, you may apply for reinstatement at any of the eight reinstatement branches located throughout Indiana.

Source: http://home.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/pt_in.html

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