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How many points can you get before your license is suspended and how many points is each ticket worth?

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03/24/2014

Points system on your license

Each state determines how many points you can accumulate on your license before it is suspended. In the state of Georgia, for example, your license will be suspended if you accumulate 15 points within a 24-month period, or if you commit one or more of several different serious violations. Drivers under 21 years old can have their license suspended for being convicted of just one four-point offense.

Points per Violation

Points are issued and accumulated in a variety of ways. Below is a sampling of common offenses and the number of points they can earn you:

  • Reckless driving: 4 points
  • Unlawfully passing a school bus: 6 points
  • Improper passing on a hill or curve: 4 points
  • Speeding (miles per hour over the speed limit):
  • 15-19 MPH: 2 points
  • 19-24 MPH: 3 points
  • 24-34 MPH: 4 points
  • 34 MPH or more: 6 points
  • Disobedience of any traffic-control device or traffic officer: 3 points
  • Possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage while driving: 2 points
  • Failure to secure a load: 2 points
  • All other moving violations: 3 points
  • Child restraint (first offense): 1 point
  • Child restraint (second and subsequent offense): 2 points
  • Aggressive driving: 6 points (license suspension for drivers under 21)
  • HOV lane violation (fourth and subsequent offense): 1 point