The Driver's License Point System in Florida

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

If you want to learn how many points you've accumulated on your Florida driving license, you can go online or purchase a driving record. The record clearly indicates the points with details of the tickets, when the citations were issued, and where. Sanctions are based on specific number of points within a 12 month, 24 month or a 36 month period.. 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

The Florida DMV can suspend the license of any person who has accumulated 12 or more points within one year. Points are calculated by the date the driver receives the ticket.

  • 12 points accumulated in 12 months will result in a 30 day suspension of your driving privilege.
  • 18 points accumulated in 18 months (including points from a 12 point suspension) will result in a 3-month suspension of your driving privilege.
  • 24 points accumulated in 36 months (including points from a 12 point and/or 18 point suspension) will result in a one-year suspension of your driving privilege.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Speeding

15 mph or less over the speed limit

3 points

More than 15 mph over the speed limit

4 points

Speeding resulting in an crash

6 points

Moving Violation

Moving violation (includes driving during restricted hours and parking on a highway outside the limits of a municipality)

3 points

Moving violation resulting in a crash

4 points

Failing to stop at a traffic signal (effective October 1, 2005)

4 points

Passing a stopped school bus

4 points

Reckless driving

4 points

Leaving the scene of a crash resulting in property damage of more than $50

6 points

Improper lane change

3 points

Violation of a traffic control sign/device

4 points

Open container as an operator

3 points

Child restraint violation

3 points

Littering

3 points

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