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HOW LONG DO POINTS LAST ON YOUR LICENSE

Have you ever wondered how long the points stay on your license? To start with, you accumulate points on your license due to traffic violations. Unfortunately, these points will always remain on your record.

However, the points only count against you for three years. Incidentally, these will continue to collect on your license so the state can track and enforce penalties. Because you could have your license suspended if you accumulate too many points.

Points From Traffic Violations

Considering, you receive points on your license from traffic violations. It is important to know and understand the common traffic violations. It will help you to avoid getting points on your license. Florida’s common traffic violations include:

VIOLATION POINTS
Moving violations (non-speeding, no accident) 3 Points
Speeding up to 15 mph over the posted speed 3 Points
Littering 3 Points
Violation of child restraint laws 3 Points
Driving with an open container in your vehicle 3 Points
Speeding more than 15 mph over the posted speed 4 Points
Passing a stopped school bus 4 Points
Moving violation (non-speeding) resulting in a crash 4 Points
Reckless driving (criminal traffic violation) 4 Points
Illegally passing a stopped school bus 4 Points
Unlawful speed resulting in a crash 6 Points
Leaving scene of crash with damage greater than $50 6 Points

Long-Term Consequences From Points

Receiving points on your license result in long-term consequences. In fact, your insurance rates will increase for at least three years after a citation. Not to mention, too many points over time will result in a suspension of your driving privileges.

POINTS SUSPENSION
12 points within 12 months 30-day suspension
18 points within 18 months Three-month suspension
24 points within 36 months One-year suspension

In addition, the state will revoke your license if you receive 3 major offenses or 15 minor violations in a 5-year period. Unfortunately, this many points on your license also earns you the title “habitual traffic offender (HTO).”

Removing Points from license

Luckily, you have options, so you do not accumulate points on your license. First, with some moving violations, you can go to traffic school to avoid points on your license. Actually, attending traffic school will not only keep points off your license, it will keep your insurance rate from going up.

Secondly, you can fight the ticket to keep points off your license. With this option, you would need to win your case in court to keep the points off. However, if the court finds you guilty, you will accrue the points on your license, pay any fines, and court fees. So, if you plan to fight your ticket, you should hire an attorney to represent you.

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