When do points on license drop off?

Point longevity depends on your state. In Wisconsin, for example, traffic convictions will remain on a driving record for five years (alcohol related offenses, however, remain for 10 years to life). In Maine, points for a traffic conviction are removed after only one year. And points in Massachusetts are dropped after six years (serious offenses are permanent).

Visit your state's DMV Web site to find out how point laws pertain to you. You'll find a Points on License page, detailing conviction point totals (speeding, reckless driving, improper passing...) and explanations on how excessive points can alter your driving status. Some pages will even provide information on how to have point totals reduced through traffic school enrollment.  

If you're curious to the number of points currently on your drivers license, give some thought to ordering a driving record. These can be ordered from any one of a number of online services. The ordering process only takes one or two minutes to complete. You'll receive your record instantaneously, detailing your recent history of traffic violations, tickets and accidents.

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