Driver's License Points

Conviction Point Value

According to the North Carolina DMV, driver's license points are given for the following offenses:

  • Passing a stopped school bus 5
  • Aggressive driving 5
  • Reckless driving 4
  • Hit and run, property damage only 4
  • Following too closely 4
  • Driving on wrong side of road 4
  • Illegal passing 4
  • Failure to yield right of way to pedestrian pursuant to G.S. 20-158 (b) (2) b. 4
  • Failure to yield right of way to bicycle, motor scooter or motorcycle 4
  • Running through stop sign 3
  • Speeding in excess of 55 mph 3
  • Failure to yield right of way 3
  • Running through red light 3
  • No driver license or license expired more than one year 3
  • Failure to stop for siren 3
  • Driving through safety zone 3
  • No liability insurance 3
  • Failure to report accident where such report is required 3
  • Speeding in a school zone in excess of the posted school zone speed limit 3
  • Failure to properly restrain a child in a restraint or seat belt 2
  • All other moving violations 2
  • Littering pursuant to G.S. 14-399 when littering involves the use of a motor vehicle 1

Length Of The Suspension

If your driver's license is suspended by the point system, it may be taken for:

  • 60 days for the first suspension
  • 6 months for the second suspension
  • 12 months for the third suspension