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THE ALABAMA DRIVER LICENSE POINT SYSTEM

Points are assessed for various violations as follows:

Any conviction which resulted from a charge that involved the drinking of alcoholic beverages and the driving of a motor vehicle but did not require mandatory revocation of the driver license - 6 points

  reckless driving - 6 points

  speeding (85 mph or above) - 5 points

  failure to yield right-of-way - 5 points

  passing stopped school bus - 5 points

  wrong side of road - 4 points

  illegal passing - 4 points

  following too closely - 3 points

  disregarding traffic control device (stop sign, traffic light, etc.) - 3 points

  speeding in excess of posted limits - 2 points

  all other moving violations - 2 points

The following schedule is used to determine the length of a suspension period:

  12-14 points in a 2-year period 60 days

  15-17 points in a 2-year period 90 days

  18-20 points in a 2-year period 120 days

  21-23 points in a 2-year period 180 days

  24 and above points in a 2-year period 365 days

After a traffic conviction is 2 years old, it loses its point count for suspension purposes but remains on a driver's record.

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This Page was Last Updated on 05/05/2004