Points and Points Reduction

Point System

Points will be imposed on your license upon conviction of certain violations.  The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points. A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will be suspended.

The State assesses no points for speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit and for convictions of driving 'Too Fast for Conditions', as per O.C.G.A. §40-6-180. No points are assessed against non-residents of Georgia.

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

Offense     Code   

Conviction

Points     

§40-6-397

Aggressive Driving

6 Points

§40-6-390

Reckless Driving

4 Points

§40-6-163

Unlawful Passing School Bus

6 Points

§40-6-45

Improper Passing on Hill or Curve

4 Points

§40-6-181

Speeding:

15 to 18 mph over speed limit

2 Points

19 to 23 mph over speed limit

3 Points

24 to 33 mph over speed limit

4 Points

34 mph or more over speed limit

6 Points

§40-6-20

Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device

3 Points

§40-6-2

Failure to Obey Police Officer

3 Points

§40-6-253

Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving

2 Points

§40-6-248.1

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

2 Points

§40-8-76

Violation of Child Safety Restraint

1st Offense

1 Point

2nd or Subsequent Offense

2 Points

§40-6-241.1

Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements

1 Point

§40-6-241.2

Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging

1 Point

§40-6-54

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

1 Point

 

All Other Moving Violations

3 Points

Points Reduction

How do I obtain a Points Reduction?

In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license up to 7 points once every 5 years.

To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person at one of our Customer Service Centers.

If you request a Points Reduction by mail, please mail the original Driver Improvement (defensive driving) certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.

Additional Information

VIEW REINSTATEMENT INFORMATION, SUSPENSIONS AND YOUR DRIVING STATUS