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License Points

raleigh traffic ticket lawyerIf you are convicted of certain motor vehicle violations in North Carolina, driver license points are placed against your driving record. If you accumulate seven points, you may be assigned to a Driver Improvement Clinic. The clinic fee is $50. Upon satisfactory completion of the clinic, three points are deducted from your driving record. If you accumulate as many as twelve points within a three-year period, your license may be suspended. The accumulation of eight points within three years following the reinstatement of your license can result in a second suspension.And this would require a raleigh traffic ticket lawyer to help you out.

If your driver license is suspended by the point system, it may be taken for:

60 days for the first suspension;

6 months for the second; and

12 months for the third.

When your driving privilege is reinstated, all previous driver license points are canceled.

Points are given for the following offenses:

Conviction Point
Value
Passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children 5
Aggressive driving 5
Reckless driving 4
Hit and run, property damage only 4
Following too closely 4
Driving on wrong side of road 5
Illegal passing 5
Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrian pursuant to G. S. 20-158(b)(2)b. 5
Failure to yield right-of-way to bicycle motor scooter, or motorcycle 5
Running through stop sign 3
Speeding more than 55 mph 3
Speeding through a school zone 3
Failure to yield right of way 3
No driver’s license or license expired more than one year 3
Running through red light 3
Failure to stop for siren 3
Speeding through safety zone 3
Failure to report accident where such report is required 3
No liability insurance 3
All other moving violations 2
Littering involving a motor vehicle 1


Schedule of point values for conviction of violations while operating a commercial motor vehicle:

Conviction Point Value
Passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children 8
Rail-highway crossing violation 6
Careless and Reckless driving in violation of G.S. 20-140(f) 6
Speeding in violation of G. S. 20-141(j3) 6
Aggressive driving 6
Reckless driving 5
Hit and run, property damage only 5
Following too closely 5
Driving on wrong side of road 5
Illegal passing 5
Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrian pursuant to G. S. 20-158(b)(2)b. 5
Failure to yield right-of-way to bicycle motor scooter, or motorcycle 5
Running through stop sign 4
Speeding more than 55 mph 4
Speeding through a school zone 4
Failure to yield right of way 4
No driver’s license or license expired more than one year 4
Running through red light 4
Failure to stop for siren 4
Driving through safety zone 4
Failure to report accident where such report is required 4
Possessing alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a commercial motor vehicle 3
All other moving violations 3
Littering involving a motor vehicle 1

No points shall be assessed for convictions of the following offenses:

Over loads, Over length, Over width, Over height, Illegal parking, Carrying concealed weapon, Improper plates, Improper registration, Improper muffler, Improper display of license plates or dealer’s tags, Unlawful display of emblems and insignia, or Failure to display current inspection certificate.

Any person who commits an offense for which points may be assessed for violations while operating a commercial motor vehicle may be assessed double the amount of any fine or penalty authorized by statute.Consult a raleigh traffic ticket lawyer today.

This is general information about license points and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice as it relates to your particular situation. Consult with our office to discuss how your particular facts relate to the law.

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