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Driver's License Points by State

Most states have a traffic ticket points system that assigns a point value to different kinds of traffic offenses, with more serious offenses being assigned a higher point value. When a person receives a traffic ticket, these points are added to the person's driver's license and become a part of each person's driving record. Accumulating a certain number of points can lead to consequences to drivers, such as the suspension of a person's driver's license and higher insurance premiums. Below is a chart laying out driver's license points by state, including links to information on the various points systems in states that employ them.

Alabama

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency provides information about the driver's license point system on its website.

Alaska

The Alaska Department of Administration Division of Motor Vehicles explains its point system in its Driver Manual [PDF].

Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation explains its points assessment in the Driver Services section.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration provides information about its administrative point system on its website.

California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles provides the violation point assessment for traffic offenses on its website.

Colorado

The Colorado State Driver Handbook [PDF] provides information about driving in the state, including the point assessment for traffic offenses.

Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles explains its point system in the Assessment of Points Against an Operator's License for Motor Vehicle Law Violations [PDF].

Delaware

The Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles explains the Delaware Point System in the Driver Services section.

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles explains its driver point system on its website.

Florida

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles explains its point system in the Driving Violation Statutes [PDF].

Georgia

Georgia Department of Driver Services explains its point system in the Points and Points Reduction section.

Hawaii

Hawaii doesn't implement a driver's license point system.

Idaho

Idaho's Transportation Department provides information about its violation point system on its website.

Illinois

Illinois explains its point system in the Illinois Offense Table in its Administrative Code.

Indiana

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides lists its point system in the Driving Record Points section.

Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation's driver's license manual has a section on Protecting Your Driving Privileges that explains its point system.

Kansas

Kansas doesn't have a driver's license point system.

Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website explains the Kentucky Driver Point System.

Louisiana

Louisiana doesn't have a state driver's license point system, but it does participate in the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS).

Maine

Maine's Motorist Handbook and Study Guide [PDF] contains information about its traffic offense point system, which are called demerit points.

Maryland

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration explains its traffic offense point system in the Point Assessment for Traffic and Other Violations section.

Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the point system - called surchargeable points - are explained in the Safe Driver Insurance Plan [PDF].

Michigan

The Michigan Secretary of State provides an explanation of its point system in the Driver's License and State ID section.

Minnesota

Minnesota doesn't employ a point system for traffic offenses.

Mississippi

Mississippi doesn't have a driver's license point system.

Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue explains its point system in the Form 899 [PDF].

Montana

The Montana Secretary of State explains its point system in the Driver Rehabilitation Point System section of the Administrative Rules of Montana.

Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has a point system section on its website.

Nevada

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles explains its demerit point system on its website.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles explains its point system in the Demerit Points section of its website.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission explains its point schedule in the Penalties and Fines section.

New Mexico

Point System Regulations and Schedule (link downloads separate PDF file)

New York

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles provides an explanation of its driver point system on its website.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Transportation explains its point system its Driver's Handbook [PDF].

North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation provides its point schedule on its website.

Ohio

The Ohio Revised Code contains a section that explains how points are assessed for traffic violations.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety explains its point system in the Oklahoma Driver's Manual [PDF].

Oregon

Oregon doesn't currently use a point system. Oregon's Driver Improvement Program outlines what actions can lead to license restrictions or suspensions.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides a Point System Fact Sheet [PDF].

Rhode Island

Rhode Island currently doesn't use a point system for traffic offenses.

South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles provides an explanation of its point system on its website.

South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety explains its point system on its website.

Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provides the Schedule of Points Values on its website.

Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety explains its point system in its Driver Responsibility Program.

Utah

The Utah Department of Public Safety provides a section on its point system on its website.

Vermont

The Vermont Statutes Online have a section that explains its motor vehicle violation point system.

Virginia

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles explains its point system in the Moving Violations and Point Assessments section on its website.

Washington

Washington doesn't currently employ a driver's license point system for traffic violations.

West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles provides an explanation of its point system in the Problem Driver Point System [PDF].

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a section that explains the point system on its website.

Wyoming

Wyoming doesn't currently have a formal point system for traffic offenses. Each county can decide how to penalize traffic violations, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation will add each traffic violation to your driving record.

Getting Legal Help

If you have questions about driver's license points or a traffic ticket you've received, you may want to contact a traffic ticket attorney in your area.

For more information about each state's driving rules and regulations, you can visit FindLaw's section on State Traffic Laws.

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