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How many points do you get on your license for careless driving and if found guilty will your license be taken?

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07/15/2015

you will get 3 points and no your license can not be taken just for that

It depends on which state you live in. In some US states, careless driving is an automatic license suspension, plus a fine and maybe, jail time. Depends on the situation and the Judge's attitude towards bad drivers.

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GETTING THE "CARELESS" AND THE "RECKLESS" DRIVING CONFUSED.IF IT'S "CARELESS DRIVING" NO POINTS SHOULD BE ADDED. SOMETIMES A COP WILL ISSUE IT THAT WAY SO THE STATE GETS SOME MONEY BUT HE'S HELPING YOU OUT. IT'S USUALLY JUST A FINE YOU HAVE TO PAY. I HAVE 2 CARELESS DRIVING TICKETS MYSELF AND THE ONE COP EXPLAINED IT TO ME THAT HE HAS THE RIGHT TO LESSEN A CHARGE TO CARELESS DRIVING TO HELP YOU IF HE WANTS TO. HE COULD HAVE CHARGED ME "FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY ON ONE OF MINE AND 4 POINTS BUT TOOK IT EASY ON ME AND JUST CHARGED THE CARELESS DRIVING $130 AND NO POINTS. MY BROTHER IS A HIGHWAY PATROLMAN SO I KNOW THIS WAS TRUE BECAUSE I HAD ALREADY CALLED HIM TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE COP GOT THERE. NOW A "RECKLESS DRIVING" CHARGE IS MUCH WORSE AND I'M NOT SURE OF THE POINTS VIOLATION IN YOUR STATE BUT IT CAN'T BE GOOD BECAUSE IT'S A MAJOR TICKET WHERE AS THE CARELESS IN A MINOR INFRACTION..