Florida Points System
In Florida points may be added to your license when you are adjudicated guilty for a traffic ticket. Use the information below to help understand how the Florida Points System works.
Your driver license will be suspended when you accumulate 12 or more points within a year.
- 12 points within a 12 month period results in a 30 days driver license suspension
- 18 points within a 18 month period results in a 3 month driver license suspension
- 24 points within a 36 month period results in a one year driver license suspension
Below is a chart of some common violations and the points assessed for each:
|Speeding 15 mph or less over the limit||3|
|Speeding more than 15 mph over the limit||4|
|Racing on highway||4|
|Failed to yield to pedestrian with right of way||3|
|Leaving the scene of an accident||6|
Points are calculated by the date you received the ticket. See the example below:
- Speeding ticket issued on January 1, 2010. Adjudicated guilty on February 1, 2010. 3 points added to your license on that count as being added on January 1, 2010.
- Leaving the scene of an accident issued on July 1, 2010. Adjudicated guilty on August 1, 2010. 6 points added to your license that count as being added on July 1, 2010. 9 POINTS TOTAL
- Passing a stopped school bus ticket issued on December 31, 2010. Adjudicated guilty on January 31, 2011. 4 points added to your license that count as being added on December 31, 2010. 13 POINTS TOTAL – LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS
Lets say you received the ticket for passing a stopped school bus on January 2, 2011 instead of December 31, 2010 and you were adjudicated guilty. The points will count as being added on January 2, 2011. So 10 POINTS TOTAL because the speeding ticket issued on January 1, 2010 does not count since it was not accumulated within one year.
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