The Driver's License Point System in Arizona

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

Arizona, like most states, uses a point system to track drivers. Under that system each point serves as a demerit, and the more you get, the more likely it is that you will have your license suspended or even revoked for good. Although these infractions are reported to your insurer, the accrued points may not have much significance because, when deciding on rate increases, most insurers apply their own point system.

Suspensions

Drivers who receive up to eights points in any 12-month period will have their licenses suspended for up to one year.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Violation

Points

DUI

8

Extreme DUI

8

Reckless driving

8

Aggressive driving

8

Leaving the scene of accident, hit-and-run

6

Failure to stop for a traffic signal, stop sign or to yield the right-of-way, causing death

6

Failure to stop for a traffic signal, stop sign or to yield the right-of-way, causing serious injury

4

Speeding

3

Driving over or parking in a gore area

3

All other moving violations

Getting Rid of Points

In some instances, certain driver’s education courses, approved by the Arizona Supreme court, will prevent points from being added to your driving record; This is an option that may not initially be offered to you in court. You may not take a course for more than one traffic violation at a time.

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