The Driver's License Point System in Nebraska

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

In Nebraska, upon conviction of a driving violation, points are assessed to a driving record as of the date of violation. When convicted of a traffic violation in another state, points are assessed against a driving record as if the violation occurred in Nebraska. 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

Accumulating 12 points in a two-year time period (counting from the last date of violation) causes automatic revocation of the operator’s license under the Nebraska Point System.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Motor vehicle homicide

12

Driving under the influence – 3rd offense or subsequent Offense**

12

Failure to render aid in accident you are involved in

6

Driving under the influence – 1st and 2nd offense

6

Willful reckless driving (deliberate & intentional)

6

Reckless driving (rash, heedless, dangerous)

5

Careless driving (inattentive, forgetful, inconsiderate)

4

Leave the scene of an accident

6

Failure to yield to a pedestrian with bodily injury to the pedestrian

4

Negligent driving (indifferent, offhand, neglectful)

3

Failure to yield to a pedestrian with no bodily injury to pedestrian

2

Failure to submit to an alcohol content test

1

Speeding (points are assessed for speeding on the basis of miles per hour over the posted speed limit and the type of road):

 

Business & residential district

 

1 thru 5 miles per hour

1

Over 5 thru 10 miles per hour

2

Over 10 miles per hour

3

Over 35 miles per hour

4

County Roads / State Highways

 

1 thru 10 miles per hour

1

Over 10 thru 15 miles per hour

2

Over 15 miles per hour

3

Over 35 miles per hour

4

Interstate Highway

 

1 thru 10 miles per hour

1

Over 10 thru 15 miles per hour

2

Over 15 miles per hour

3

Over 35 miles per hour

4

Operating a vehicle with an expired license or if no license has ever been issued.

1

All other traffic violations (excluding parking, muffler, no valid operator’s license on person, or for violations involving occupant protection system, motorcycle or a moped protective helmet).

1

Getting Rid of Points

Convictions remain on the driving record for five years. A driver may be granted a two-point credit after successfully completing a DMV approved Driver Improvement Course. This course must be completed prior to the violation that would assess the 12th point and can only be taken once every five years.

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