If you receive a Georgia traffic citation after an accident, then you may think that the most you need to worry about are the damages and fines. In reality, you may have to worry about the points assigned to your license. If you have points on your license, will you be able to reduce them? Do all violations incur traffic points?
The Georgia Department of Driver Services explain that certain traffic violations can impact your Georgia driver’s license. When convicted of a violation, you accumulate points on your license. The highest point violation you can receive is a six point violation. When it comes to some violations, you may not receive points at all. These violations include:
- Driving less than 15 MPH over the speed limit
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Any violations for out-of-state residents
The weight of the points typically depends on the severity of the offense. For instance, a six-point offense includes aggressive driving, whereas a one-point offense includes improper use of a designated travel lane.
What happens if you collect too many points? If you receive 15 points in two years, then you could have your license suspended. If you do have points on your license, you may qualify for a points reduction.
Georgia drivers can have the number of points assessed on their licenses once every five years. Once every five years, they may be able to reduce the number by seven. There are, of course, conditions that you have to follow to achieve a points reduction. One of these conditions may be to complete a defensive driving course and to present the certificate.