Frequently Asked Questions
Driving Violations and Points
The department is authorized to suspend the license of any person who has accumulated 12 or more points within one year. Points are calculated by the date you received the ticket.
|12 points accumulated in 12 months will result in a 30 day suspension of your driving privilege.|
|18 points accumulated in 18 months (including points from a 12 point suspension) will result in a 3-month suspension of your driving privilege.|
|24 points accumulated in 36 months (including points from a 12 point and /or 18 point suspension) will result in a one-year suspension of your driving privilege.|
The point system is a graduated scale of points that assigns relative values to convictions. See Point Value Table below:
|Driving Violations and Points:|
Mandatory Restrictions For Minors
There are a number of infractions that can cause you to lose or restrict your driving privileges. The following are of particular interest to teen drivers.
|If you receive a moving traffic conviction while you have a Learner’s License, the one year period you are required to hold your Learner’s License will be extended for one year from the date of the conviction or until you are 18 years old, whichever happens first.|
|If you receive 6 points on your driving record within a 12 month period, your driving privileges are automatically restricted to business purposes only for 12 months or until you are 18, whichever happens first. If you receive additional points during this restricted period, the restriction is extended 90 days for each additional point.|
|If you have a blood alcohol level of .02% or more (applies to those under age 21), an administrative suspension of six months will result.|
|If you are truant in your school attendance, your driving privilege is suspended until you provide proof you have attended school for 30 consecutive days.|
|If you are convicted for possession of tobacco products (applies to those under age 18).|
|The Point Value Table - Detail by FL Statute Driving Violation, outlines the Florida Statutes pertaining to each driving violation.|