The Driver's License Point System in Illinois

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

Illinois, 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 Illinois points may not have much significance because, when deciding on rate increases, most insurers apply their own point system.

Suspensions

If you have three convictions for traffic violations within a 12-month period, your driver's license can be suspended as shown below:

  • 0 to 14 points ― no action
  • 15 to 44 points ― 2-month suspension
  • 45 to 74 points ― 3-month suspension
  • 75 to 89 points ― 6-month suspension
  • 90 to 99 points ― 9-month suspension
  • 100 or more points ― 12-month suspension

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Violation

Points

Operating a motor vehicle equipped with registration plate covers

10

Violation of Graduated Driver's License (GDL) restrictions on passengers

10

Violation of GDL restrictions on passenger seat belt/child restraints

10

Violation of GDL restrictions on number of passengers

10

Violation of more than one driver's license

50

Driving without a commercial driver's license (CDL) in possession (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

50

Texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle (a serious violation)

20

Using a hand held mobile telephone while driving a commercial motor vehicle (a serious violation)

20

Failure to obey lawful order of authorized officer

10

Disregarding official traffic control device

20

Disregarding traffic control light

20

Disregarding lane control signal

20

 Disregarding flashing traffic signal

20

 Collision involving damage to vehicles only – failure to stop, exchange information and make report

25

 Failure to stop and exchange information after motor vehicle collision property damage only

25

 Failure to stop and exchange information or give aid after motor vehicle collision – personal injury involved

50

 Failure to stop and exchange information or give aid after motor vehicle collision − fatality

50

 Failure to notify owner after collision with unattended vehicle or other property

15

 Illegal transportation, of any alcoholic liquor within the passenger area of any motor vehicle

25

 Reckless driving (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

55

 Squealing or screeching tires

10

 Supervising minor driver while under the influence

20

 Speeding too fast for conditions or failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

10

 1-10 MPH above limit

5

 11-14 MPH above limit

15

 15-25 MPH above limit (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

20

 Over 25 MPH above limit (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

50

 26-29 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring prior to 1/27/11)

50

 26-30 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring on or after 1/27/11 and prior to 1/1/14)

50

 Over 29 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

 

(arrests occurring prior to 1/27/11)

50

 Over 30 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

 

 Driving 40 MPH or more in excess of the applicable speed limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring prior to 1/27/11)

50

 30-39 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring prior to 1/1/14)

50

 31-39 MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring prior to 1/1/14)

50

 26-34 MPH above limit (a serious violation in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring on or after 1/1/14)

50

 35 MPH or more above limit (a serious violation in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring on or after 1/1/14)

50

 40 or more MPH above limit (a serious violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle) (arrests occurring on or after 12/31/10 and prior to 1/1/14)

50

 Exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

20

 Exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone (a serious violation in a commercial motor vehicle)

20

 Exceeding the maximum speed limit through a highway construction or maintenance zone (a serious traffic violation if committed in a commercial motor vehicle)

20

 Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a park zone street

20

 Failure to obey stop sign or red light on a park zone street

20

 Driving below minimum speed limit

5

 Driving below minimum speed limit on Illinois Tollway

20

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