How many points can I have before my license is suspended?

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Most (but not all) states use a point system to keep track of how many traffic violations you’ve committed. If yours is a state that does this, points are added to your personal driving record every time you get a ticket. The states that do employ a point system each have a different tolerance level; some states will suspend your license if you accumulate too many points in a short period of time, while others may accept more points and allow you to continue driving.

Alabama, for example, will suspend your license for 60 days if you gradually accumulate 12 to 14 points. In Nevada, though, being assigned 12 points in a 12-month period will get your license suspended for six months. You can check your driving record online to see how many points you have been assigned. Each traffic infraction, from speeding to following too closely, stays on your record for a different amount of time; they will eventually drop off your motor vehicle driving record.

While your driving record is usually available by mail from your state’s DMV, most people find it far more convenient to get a copy of their certified driving record online.

It’s important to know that having a license suspended is different than getting a license revoked; if your license is suspended, you will get it back after a predetermined amount of time. However, if your license is revoked, you may have to take a state-certified safe driving course and fulfill other requirements that vary according to the state you’re in.

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