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Washington

Although the state doesn’t have a point system for penalizing repeat violators among its motorists, the Washington DOL does outline the repercussions of multiple traffic tickets or other citations. A Washington driver will receive a 30-day license suspension for the following:

  • Four moving violations during a one-year period
  • Five moving violations during a two-year period

Some drivers might be able to avoid suspension by attending a DOL-approved driver awareness meeting.

The Washington DOL says that the most common reasons for a license to be suspended, revoked, or canceled are:

  • Failure to appear in court or pay a traffic ticket
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants (DUI)

Check Your Driver’s License Status

If you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you might want to order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DOL. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

Source: http://dmv.washingtondc.gov/info/points/violations.shtml

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