Thomas A. King, P.C.
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