Points on My Driving Record

If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, your driving record may be charged with demerit points. The number of demerit points for a particular violation are written on the ticket in the upper right hand box. If you accumulate 12 or more demerit points in any twelve month period, the department of motor vehicles will suspend your driver's license. You will also owe $60 to that department 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, but the points may be doubled on each ticket after your first one.

Common Traffic Violations

  • Speeding: 3 to 6 demerit points on your driving record based upon how much you were speeding over the legal limit; Forfeiture: $98.80 to $439
  • Stop Sign Violation: 3 demerit points on your driving record; Forfeiture: $86.20 to $111.40
  • Red Light Violation: 3 demerit points on your driving record; Forfeiture: $86.20 to $111.40
  • Inattentive Driving: 4 demerit points on your driving record; Forfeiture: $86.20 to $527.00
  • Following Too Closely: 3 demerit points on your driving record; Forfeiture: $98.80 to $439.00
  • Points and Forfeiture Ranges for Traffic Violations