The Driver's License Point System in Georgia

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

Georgia's Department of Driving Services (DDS), like most states, uses a point system to track drivers. Under that system (the Georgia Point System) the points assessed range from 2 to 6 points per violation. 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

A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will be suspended.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Conviction

Points

Aggressive Driving

6 Points

Reckless Driving

4 Points

Unlawful Passing School Bus

6 Points

Improper Passing on Hill or Curve

4 Points

Speeding: 15 to 18 mph over speed limit

2 Points

19 to 23 mph over speed limit

3 Points

24 to 33 mph over speed limit

4 Points

34 mph or more over speed limit

6 Points

Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device

3 Points

Failure to Obey Police Officer

3 Points

Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving

2 Points

Failure to Adequately Secure Load (except fresh farm produce), resulting in an Accident

2 Points

Violation of Child Safety Restraint: 1st Offense

1 Point

2nd or Subsequent Offense

2 Points

Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements

1 Point

Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging

1 Point

Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane -  4th and Subsequent Offense

1 Point

All Other Moving Violations

3 Points

Getting Rid of Points

Georgia residents may can request that the DDS reduce the number of points up to 7 points once every 5 years. To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person. A list of certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course can be found here

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