Nebraska’s Traffic Violation Point System

The points and license-related penalties associated with traffic tickets in Nebraska.

Nebraska keeps track of all traffic-related convictions for each driver using a point system. This article explains how Nebraska's point system works and the consequences of getting too many points on your driving record.

How Does Nebraska's Traffic Violation Point System Work?

Here's how Nebraska's point system works. Each conviction is assigned a point value depending on the severity of the offense (see chart below). The points go on the driver's record.

If a driver accumulates too many points, the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can suspend or revoke the driver's license or require the driver to complete a driver improvement course. However, points eventually expire, and there's a way to proactively remove points from your record.

License Suspension for Accumulating Too Many Points in Nebraska

Nebraska has a multi-stage point system based on the driver's age and point total.

Point Suspensions for Nebraska Drivers Who Are 21 and Older

The DMV will send a notice of license revocation to any driver who accumulates 12 points in a two-year period. The revocation period will be for six months and the driver can only reinstate the license after completing an eight-hour driver's education course. The driver must also maintain proof of insurance for three years after license reinstatement.

A driver who is revoked twice in a five-year period will face a three-year license revocation. The driver must still complete an eight-hour driver's education course and maintain proof of insurance for three years.

Revoked drivers are able to apply for a restricted working license or a medical hardship license. These licenses give the motorist limited driving privileges during the revocation period.

Point Suspensions for Young Nebraska Drivers

Youth drivers will face different penalties based on the number of points and the type of license held.

Permit. Minor drivers holding a learner's permit are prohibited from advancing to a provisional operator's permit if he or she has three or more points in the last six months.

Provisional operator's license. A driver under 18 years old with a provisional operator's license is prohibited from getting an unrestricted driver's license if he or she has three or more points in the last 12 months.

Drivers under 21. A driver under the age of 21 will receive an order of suspension from the DMV after acquiring six points in a 12-month period. However, the driver can be reinstated after completing an eight-hour driver improvement course or turning 21 years old.

Removing Points From Your Nebraska Driver's License

Points remain on a driver's record for five years. Additionally, once every five years, drivers can voluntarily take the driver improvement course to remove two points from their records. An expungement or pardon will not remove points.

All prior points are removed after the driver completes a point-related suspension.

Point Values for Traffic Violations in Nebraska

Here are the points assigned to some of the most common traffic violations.


Points Assessed

Motor vehicle homicide


Third-offense DUI


Failure to stop for accident




Willful reckless driving


Reckless driving


Careless driving


Negligent driving


Speeding five or less miles per hour over limit


Speeding five to 15 miles per hour over limit


Speeding 15 to 35 miles per hour over limit


Speeding more than 35 miles per hour over limit


Failure to yield to pedestrian

2 (4 points if injury)

Illegal cellphone use (texting and driving)


Unlawful obstruction


Illegal passing of school bus


All other traffic infractions


Non-moving violations like seat belt, parking, and illegal load offenses don't result in point assessment.

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