In FL, Points On Your License Can Result In Suspension

In a previous post, I explained how points on your license are something you should avoid at all cost. The main reason for that is in Florida, drivers license points will result in insurance increases of up to 50% over your current premiums. In addition to having to pay more money to the insurance company every year the points stay on your license, you also run the risk of having the state suspend your driving privilege.

So even if YOU don't mind making the insurance company rich, the state minds, and will take action if you accumulate too many points too fast.

In Florida, the amount of points and the length of your suspension are as follows:

  • 12 points earned within 12 months results in a 30-day suspension
  • 18 points earned within 18 months results in a 3-month suspension
  • 24 points earned within 36 months results in a 12-month suspension

Now 12 points in 12 months may not seem possible, believe me, it adds up fast. Just look at this table from the state of Florida's website and you'll see, that one violation can be 6 points, so with just two tickets in a year, you can be looking at a suspension if you are not careful.

Speeding Less than 15 mph over the speed limit 3 points
More than 15 mph over the speed limit 4 points
Speeding resulting in a crash 6 points
Moving violation 3 points
Moving violation resulting in a crash 4 points
Failing to stop at a traffic signal 4 points
Passing a stopped school bus 4 points
Reckless driving 4 points
Leaving the scene of a crash with property damage 6 points
Improper lane change 3 points
Violation of a traffic control sign/device 4 points
Child restraint violation 3 points
Littering 3 points

You see how it doesn't take long before you run the risk of a suspension, which is why it's so important to always fight your tickets and do whatever you can to avoid the points. Do you have a ticket and want to hire an attorney?

If you prefer to hire an attorney to fight your traffic ticket, and there are many reasons to choose that, you contact us today at 866-374-8355.

Whichever way you decide to go, as long as you are doing everything possible to keep those points off your license, you are at least ensuring that you won't have your license suspended.

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