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How many points am I going to get on my driver's license?

How many points am I going to get on my driver's license?

In Ohio most traffic offenses will result in points being applied to your license by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ("BMV"). If you are an out of state driver, these points will most likely transfer to your out of state license.

If you have 12 points on your license that you accumulate over a two year period, the Ohio BMV will suspend your driver's license. R.C. 4510.037.

If you have 6 or more points, our firm would encourage you to take an Adult Remedial Course, which will give you a two (2) point reduction from the Ohio BMV. (You can take this course every three (3) years, pursuant to R.C. 4510.037.)

Six (6) Point Violations.

  • Aggravated Murder
  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault
  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault with Alcohol
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide with Alcohol
  • OVI / DUI / Alcohol / Liquor
  • OVI - Refusal
  • Drag Racing
  • Driving without the Owner's Consent
  • Driving Under 12 Point Suspension
  • Driving Under Specified Lifetime Suspension
  • Felonious Assault
  • Fleeing and Eluding an Officer
  • Hit Skip / Leaving Scene Street Racing
  • Involuntary Manslaughter with Alcohol
  • Motor Vehicle Felony
  • Motor Vehicle Used in Manufacturing, Distributing,
  • or Dispensing Controlled Substance (Commercial Motor Vehicles Only)
  • Murder
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault

Four (4) Point Violations.

  • Disregard of Safety
  • OVI / DUI - OVUAC - Underage Consumption
  • Reckless Operation
  • Speed (greater than 30 mph)
  • Unsafe Operation (Municipal Code)
  • Willful and Wanton Disregard

Two (2) Point Violations.

  • Assured Clear Distance
  • Crossing Yellow Line
  • Crossing Divided Highway
  • Disobey / Interfere with Police Order
  • Disregard of Safety on Private Property
  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle while Disqualified
  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle without CDL in Driver's Possession
  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle without Obtaining a CDL
  • Driving Left of Center
  • Driving in Marked Lanes
  • Driving on Closed Highway
  • Driving on Left Side of Roadway
  • Driving Through a Safety Zone
  • Driving Under Suspension - Failure to Pay Child Support
  • Driving Under Suspension - FRA Suspension
  • Driving Under Suspension - Non-Payment Judgment Suspension
  • Driving Under Suspension - Revocation
  • Driving While Texting
  • Driving While Using Electronic Wireless Communication Device under 18
  • Driving without a Parent Restriction
  • Driving without Required Endorsement
  • Endangering Child while Operating a Vehicle
  • Excess Passengers with Juvenile
  • Failure To Control
  • Failure To Control / Weaving (Municipal Code)
  • Failure To Obey Railroad Stop Sign
  • Failure To Register Motor Vehicle
  • Failure To Reinstate
  • Failure To Slow Down at Railroad Crossing
  • Failure To Stop at Railroad Crossing
  • Failure To Turn
  • Failure To Yield Right of Way
  • Failure To Yield to a Funeral Procession
  • Failure To Yield to Pedestrian / Blind
  • Fatality through Negligent Operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle
  • Following Too Close
  • Headphones
  • Impaired Alertness (CDL)
  • Improper Passing
  • Improper / Prohibited Turn
  • Insufficient Space at Railroad Crossing
  • Insufficient Undercarriage to Negotiate Railroad Crossing
  • Lost Control of Vehicle (Municipal Code)
  • Not Medically Certified
  • Obstructing an Intersection
  • Obstructed View
  • Passing in a Hazardous Zone
  • Physical Control of a Vehicle While Intoxicated
  • Prohibited U-Turn
  • Stop Sign Violation
  • Stopped School Bus
  • Traffic Control Lights
  • Towing Violation
  • Railroad Crossing
  • Reckless Operation on Private Property (Municipal Code)
  • Traffic Control Devices / Signs
  • Operation without Due Regard (Private Property)
  • Unsafe Operation around an Emergency Vehicle
  • Unsafe Operation on Private Property
  • Unsafe Operation / Passengers
  • Violation to Avoid Light
  • Violation of Restriction
  • Violation Starting / Backing
  • Violation of Turn Signals
  • Weigh Station Violation
  • Wrongful Entrustment
  • Hit-Skip on Private Property
  • One Way Traffic Violation
  • Slow Speed
  • Speed (greater than 5 mph but less than
  • or equal to 30 mph over)

Zero (0) Points.

  • All Occupants Secure
  • Consuming Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
  • Disabled Vehicle Warning
  • Driver's License Misrepresentation
  • Driving Without Motorcycle License / Endorsement
  • Equipment Misuse
  • Equipment Violation
  • Expired License
  • Failure to File Required Report
  • Failure to Register Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Stop After an Accident
  • Failure to Surrender Out-of-State Driver's LIcense
  • Gasoline Theft
  • Highway Use Tax
  • Illegal Purchase of Alcohol
  • Immobilization Device Violation
  • Perjury / Providing False Information
  • Physical Control Under the Influence
  • Motorcycle Temporary Permit Violation
  • Motorcycle Temporary Permit without Helmet
  • No Child Restraint Device
  • No Driver's License
  • No Operator's License
  • Not Medically Certified
  • Ohio Turnpike Violations
  • Operating an Unsafe Vehicle
  • Permitting Operation without a Valid License
  • Registration Violation
  • Soliciting
  • Soliciting while HIV Positive
  • Speed (less than or equal to 5 mph over)
  • Tag / Sticker Violation
  • Texting While Operating a Commercial Vehicle
  • Title Violation
  • Violation of Brake Requirements
  • Violation of Driver's License Requirements
  • Violation of Equipment Regulation / Equipment Violation
  • Violation of Seat Belt Law
  • Violation of Slow Moving Vehicle Signs
  • Violation of Registration Title
  • Wrongful Entrustment

For additional point information, see the Ohio BMV's website: bmv.ohio.gov/links/bmv_OffenseCodeList.pdf

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