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Point System in Raleigh

Point System in Raleigh

Raleigh Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Our state possesses a method for the penalization of traffic offenses in which every violation is assigned a point value under two different systems. The first system involves one's drivers' license. This system is used by the Division of Motor Vehicles in order to determine when a person's drivers' license should be suspended after the accumulation of a certain amount of points. The second system involves one's car insurance. This system is part of the Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP), a plan that establishes "classes" of drivers based upon their history of accidents and traffic violation convictions. When a person is convicted of a traffic violation, they have points assessed on their insurance which serve to increase their insurance premiums by a certain percentage. Examples of the insurance point system include:

  • 1 point - Speeding 10 mph or less over a limit of less than 55 mph
  • 2 points - Speeding 10 mph or more over a limit of 55 mph to 76 mph, driving on the wrong side of the road
  • 4 points - Reckless driving, failing to stop and report when involved in an accident that causes property damage only
  • 8 points - Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license
  • 10 points - Racing on the highway, speeding to elude law enforcement
  • 12 points - Vehicular manslaughter, pre_arranged highway racing, driving while under the influence of alcohol

Examples of the drivers' license point system include:

  • 1 point - Littering that involves the use or operation of a motor vehicle
  • 2 points - Failing to restrain a child with a seatbelt or child seat, all other moving violations
  • 3 points - Running through a red light or stop sign, failing to report an accident
  • 4 points - Hit and run accidents involving property damage only, reckless driving
  • 5 points - Passing a stopped school bus

If you have been ticketed for a traffic violation, contact a Raleigh traffic ticket lawyer who can defend you against the assessment of points on your drivers' license or insurance.

Defense Against Traffic Ticket Points

Law Offices of J.M. Kotzker, P.C. provides legal defense against traffic citations for individuals in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. We work tirelessly for each client we represent in an effort to secure positive results on their behalf. We will aggressively defend you against your traffic ticket in order to reduce the likelihood of points affecting your drivers' license or insurance premiums.

Contact a Raleigh traffic ticket attorney who may be able to help you avoid the consequences that come with traffic violation points being assessed on your drivers' license or insurance.


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