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?

  • Create an Online Account or download the DDS 2 GO Mobile App to check your license status, to check the number of points on your license, or to reinstate. 

    VIEW REINSTATEMENT INFORMATION, SUSPENSIONS AND YOUR DRIVING STATUS

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   

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 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

§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