Traffic Violations

If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, demerit points may be added to your driving record. You can find the number of demerit points in the upper right hand corner of your ticket.

If you get 12 or more demerit points in a year, your driver's license will be suspended. You will need to pay $60 to get your license back at the end of the suspension.

If you have a probationary license, there are no extra points on your first ticket. However, the points may be doubled on each ticket after your first one.

If you have any questions about your driving record and driver's license, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Common Traffic Violations
Violation Demerit Points Forfeiture
Speeding 3 – 6 points, depending on speed $98.80 – $439
Stop sign violation 3 points $86.20 – $111.40
Red light violation 3 points $86.20 – $111.40
Inattentive driving 4 points $86.20 – $527.00
Following too closely 3 points $98.80 – $439.00
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