The Driver's License Point System in New Hampshire

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

New Hampshire's Director of Motor Vehicles 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.  The number of demerit points assessed for a motor vehicle conviction will appear on a certified copy of a record for three (3) years from the date of the 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

Drivers Under the Age of 18:

  • 6 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 12 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 18 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

Drivers Under the Age of 21:

  • 9 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 15 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 21 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

Drivers 21 Years of Age or Older:

  • 12 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 18 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 24 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

Abandoned vehicles

3

Aggravated DWI

6

Allowing improper person to drive commercial vehicle

2

Alteration of title

6

Change or remove vehicle ID Number

6

Conduct after accident

6

Disobeying police officer

6

Driving without proof of financial responsibility

4

DWI

6

Failure to display or produce license for officer

2

Failure to drive on right-hand side of road

4

Failure to use due care

3

False report of theft

6

Improper passing

4

Lending license to minor to purchase alcohol

6

Odometer tampering

6

Prohibition

6

Road racing

6

School bus violation

6

Speeding at rate of 25 mph or greater over posted speed limit

4

Speeding at rate of 1-24 mph over posted speed limit

3

Reckless driving

6

Transporting drugs in a motor vehicle

6

Getting Rid of Points

The demerit points for a violation are deleted when 36 months have elapsed from the date of conviction.

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