The Driver's License Point System in Arkansas

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

Arkansas uses a point system to identify problem 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

Once you receive 10 points, you will receive a warning letter. Suspensions occur as follows:

10-13 points - Warning Letter

14-17 points - Three month suspension

18-23 points - Six month suspension

24 or more points - One year suspension.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Accident

3

Careless/negligent driver

3

Child restraint

0

CMV DUI control substance 14

14

CMV leaving scene

6

CMV refuse test

14

Defective brakes

0

Defective equipment

0

Defective lights

0

Defective tires

0

Driving left of center

3

Driving w/o lights

3

Driving while revoked

3

Driving while suspended

3

DUI 02 or more

14

DWI 04 or more

14

DWI 10 or more

14

DWI

14

Evading arrest with a motor vehicle

8

Failure to dim lights

3

Failure to keep a proper look out

3

Failure to maintain control

3

Failure to obey traffic signal

3

Failure to report traffic accident

3

Failure to signal

3

Failure to yield

3

Failure to stop and render aid  

3

Following too close

3

Following too close CMV

3

Going wrong way

3

Hazardous driving

3

Impeding traffic

3

Improper backing

3

Improper lane change CMV

3

Improper entrance/exit (avoid intersection  

3

Improper towing

3

Improper turn

3

Inattention

3

Leave the scene of an accident

8

Negligent Homicide (1 year revocation of DL)

0

No liability insurance

0

Other violations

3

Passing on wrong side

3

Passing stopped school bus

8

Prohibited pass

3

Racing

8

Ran off the road

3

Reckless driving

8

Refuse intox test

14

Seatbelt not used

0

Speeding 0-10

3

Speeding 11-14

4

Speeding 15-20

4

Speeding 21-30

5

Speeding 31 or more

8

Speeding 0-14 CMV

3

Speeding 15 or more CM

6

Unattended vehicle with motor running

0

Unsafe driving

3

Getting Rid of Points

Taking a Defensive Driving Course could enable you to deduct points from your current driving record, and may also qualify you for a reduction in your car insurance rates.

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