The Driver's License Point System in Colorado

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

As in most states, each time you are convicted of a traffic violation in Colorado, the court notifies the DMV of the conviction. A "conviction" occurs when you are convicted at trial, plead guilty, accept a plea bargain or fail to show up for your court date. The Colorado DMV periodically analyzes your record to see if there are enough points to cause a point suspension.

Suspensions

License suspensions occur in Colorado based on the following age groups and point schedule.

Age group

12 month suspension

24 month suspension

Period of license

16-17

6 pts

 

7 pts

18-20

9 pts

12 pts

14 pts

Adult (20+)

12 pts

18 pts

 

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Leaving scene of accident

12

Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs

 12

Driving while ability is impaired by alcohol

 8

Speed contests

12

Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer

 12

Reckless driving

8

Careless driving

 4

Failure to yield right-of-way

3

Speeding over posted limit 5–9 mph

1

Speeding over posted limit 10–19 mph

 4

Speeding over posted limit 20–39 mph

6

Speeding over posted limit 40–or more mph

 12

Failure to stop for a school bus

6

Driving on wrong side of road

 4

Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance

4

Improper passing

4

Failure to observe traffic sign or signal

 4

Improper turn

 3

Driving through safety zone

 3

Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street

 3

Failure to signal or improper signal

 2

Failure to yield to emergency vehicle

4

Improper backing

 2

Failure to dim or turn on lights

2

Operating an unsafe vehicle

 2

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