The Driver's License Point System in Vermont

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

In Vermont, points are put on your driving record each time you are found guilty of breaking a motor vehicle law. 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.


When a driver receives a total of ten points, a letter will be sent notifying the driver that the privilege to drive is to be suspended. A hearing may be requested to verify the convictions and the number of points accrued. The number of points received within two years will determine how long your driving privilege will be suspended. The more points received - the longer the period of suspension. Points are not assessed for parking or defective equipment violations.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?


 2 - 8 points depending on your speed over the speed limit.

Texting while driving

 2 - 5 points.

Reckless driving (negligent operation)

 2 points.

Failure to stop for a stop sign or red light

 2 points.

Failure to obey a police officer

 4 points.

Failure to yield the right of way to an ambulance, fire truck, police officer

 5 points.

Failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk

 4 points.

Failure to stop for a school bus that has stopped with the red warning lights flashing

 5 points.

Getting Rid of Points

After 24 months, a point violation no longer counts towards a driver’s total assessment.

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