Points On Record

In most states, there is a point system in which traffic law violations are assigned a point value. When a conviction notice is received from the court, the offense is entered on your driver record and points are assigned. These points are counted during a certain period. If you receive a defined number of points in that period, either your license will be suspended or you will be asked to appear for a hearing, attend a behavior modification driving course, or undergo a driver assessment reexamination.

Some states are stricter on drivers under 21.

Examples

In Nebraska, if a driver accumulates 12 points during a three-year period, then his or her drivers license will be suspended for six months.

In Colorado, a drivers license will be suspended if an adult driver accumulates 12 points in any 12 consecutive months or 18 points in any 24 consecutive months. If a driver is under 18, his or her license will be suspended if he or she accumulates 6 points in any 12 consecutive months or 7 or more points during the license term.

In Utah, if a driver acquires 200 or more points within a three-year period, he or she will be asked to appear for a hearing. Based on that hearing, the driver may be placed on probation, required to take a Defensive Driving Course, or face a driving privilege suspension. The suspension may be placed on the license for three months, six months, or one year, depending on the drivers record.

Consult your state's Drivers Handbook for details.

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