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Points And Your Driving Licence

There are several ways someone can get points on their driving record. If you receive a traffic ticket and are found guilty of violating any license restrictions you may have, such as not wearing glasses when required, for example. Two points will be added to your driver’s record. Other two point, non-speeding violations include:

  • Failure to obey an authorized person directing traffic: two points
  • Ignoring approaching train signals: two points
  • Not yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk: two points

Speeding and Points:

This is pretty simple, the faster you go, the more points you earn. If you receive a traffic ticket and in a work zone and are found guilty you will receive an automatic fifteen day suspension of your driver’s license. Excessive speeding, exceeding the speed limit by more than thirty-one miles per hour, will force you into a special hearing and you may face additional penalties.

  • Exceeding the speed limit by six to ten mph: two points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by eleven to fifteen mph: three points and a fifteen day suspension if in a work zone
  • Exceeding the speed limit by sixteen to twenty-five mph: four points and a fifteen day suspension if in a work zone
  • Exceeding the speed limit by twenty-six to thirty mph: five points and a fifteen day suspension if in a work zone
  • Exceeding the speed limit by thirty-one mph or more: five points, a fifteen day suspension if in a work zone, and possible other penalties as determined by a hearing examiner

There are several other traffic ticket violations that can add points to your driving record. Often referred to as moving violations, receiving a traffic ticket and a conviction for the following moving violations will result in the additional points listed being applied to your driving record.

  • Not stopping at a red light: three points
  • Ignoring a flashing red light: three points
  • Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming traffic: three points
  • Improper passing on a hill: four points
  • All other improper passing: three points
  • Tailgating: three points
  • All failures to yield: three points
  • Circumventing train gates: four points and a thirty-day suspension
  • Not stopping for a school bus with flashing red lights: five points and 60-day suspension
  • Not stopping when entering from an alley, driveway, or building: three points
  • Challenging posted school zone speed limit: three points
  • Not yielding to blind pedestrian: three points
  • Improper backing: three points
  • Careless driving: three points
  • Leaving the scene of an accident that results in property damage: four points
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