Point System in Florida

Hochman BlogTraffic points in Florida keep track of violations a driver has committed. Points are added for each traffic ticket received. If a driver accumulates enough points, consequences such as license suspension may occur. If you find yourself facing license suspension, contact a Miami expungement attorney at Hochman & Goldin, P.A. – we may be able to help fight your ticket.

 

The point system is meant to encourage drivers to follow the rules of the road and avoid even the smallest offenses, as they can quickly add up. However, points are not added right away. They only get added to a record if the ticket is paid – ultimately being considered an admission of guilt – which is why it is important to have a Miami traffic ticket lawyer to help fight tickets you feel were unwarranted.

 

The following violations can add points to your license:

 

  • Speeding up to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit: 3 points

  • Speeding over 15 miles per hour over the speed limit: 4 points

  • If speeding causes a car accident: 6 points

  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian: 3 points

  • Littering: 3 points

  • Reckless driving: 4 points

  • Careless driving: 3 points

  • Not using child restraints correctly: 3 points

  • Failing to yield for a school bus: 4 points

  • If you flee the scene of a crash (over $50 worth of damage): 6 points

 

Points stay with you for three years, and if you stack up too many, you will likely face a license suspension of one yet. However, depending on the number of points on your record, the amount of time will differ. 12 points in one year may lead to 30 days, 18 points within 18 months could cause a three-month suspension, and 24 points in two years will likely result in a year-long suspension.