What Are the Points for Different Traffic Tickets?
Moving violations of the Georgia Driver’s License Point System can add from 2 to 6 points to a person’s driving history. And, getting those points can raise your car insurance rates. But even more drastic than wasting money, a driver who gets 15 points in a 24 month period will have their driver’s license suspended. While no points are assessed against non-residents of Georgia who drive on Georgia roads, nevertheless, certain violations may be reported to that non-resident’s Department of Driver Services or Department of Motor Vehicles.
Can I Get My Driving Record Points Reduced?
Maybe. Georgia residents may request that Department of Driver Services (DDS) reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license up to 7 points once every 5 years. But, to qualify for this Points Reduction, the requesting driver must successfully complete a Certified Driver Improvement Course (aka Defensive Driving School) and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person at one of their Customer Service Centers.
The more serious the traffic ticket(s) you or your family member are facing, the more serious the potential consequences for Driving History and car insurance rates. Driver’s in Georgia with more serious violations may even be looking at jail time, probation and other penalties. Truck drivers, bus driver’s, and other people with Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL), or who simply depend on their ability to drive for a living, can face loss of their jobs traffic tickets. If you’re facing serious driving issues in a Georgia court, speaking with an experienced traffic law attorney may be a good idea.
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