Points and Points Reduction

Point System

Points are added to your license upon conviction of certain violations.  The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points.

How many points will suspend your license?

  • A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will have their license suspended. Licensed Georgia residents may request that the Department of Driver Services reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license.

Points Reduction

  • How do I reduce points on my Georgia driver's license?

    • Up to 7 points can be reduced once every 5 years.  In accordance with rule O.C.G.A §40-5-86.
    • To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course.  Once you complete the Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course:
      • Bring the original certificate of completion to a DDS Customer Service Center
      • or you can request a Points reduction by Mail.  Mail the original certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.
    • For a list of certified defensive driving schools visit Certified Driver Improvement Schools

When are points not added?

  • You will not receive points for the following:
    • Speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit
    • Convictions of driving "Too Fast for Conditions"
    • If you are a Non-Georgia Resident

Is your license suspended?

Below is a sample list of points that can be imposed on your license. For a complete list, view the Points Schedule.

Sample list of Points System

Offense     Code   




Aggressive Driving

6 Points


Reckless Driving

4 Points


Unlawful Passing School Bus

6 Points


Improper Passing on Hill or Curve

4 Points



15 to 18 mph over the speed limit

2 Points

19 to 23 mph over the speed limit

3 Points

24 to 33 mph over the speed limit

4 Points

34 mph or more over the speed limit

6 Points


Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device

3 Points


Failure to Obey Police Officer

3 Points


Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving

2 Points


Failure to Adequately Secure Load (except fresh farm produce), resulting in an Accident

2 Points


Violation of Child Safety Restraint

1st Offense

1 Point

2nd or Subsequent Offense

2 Points


Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements

1 Point


Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging

1 Point


Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane -  4th and Subsequent Offense

1 Point


All Other Moving Violations

3 Points