When a driver is cited for a traffic
violation, the judge may offer the driver the
opportunity to attend a Traffic Violator School. Drivers
may participate once in any 18-month period to have
a citation dismissed. Only one ticket can be removed
from the driving record this way.
The course gives participants an understanding
of traffic safety by emphasizing driver responsibility,
proper driver attitude, and traffic laws.
Traffic Violator Schools are located
throughout the state, however, not all counties participate
in the program.
REVOCATION BY DMV
If you get too many negligent
driver points, DMV will place you on probation for
one year (which includes a six-month suspension) or
revoke your driving privilege. You are entitled to a
hearing if your request is postmarked or received within
ten days of receiving the suspension or revocation order.
At the hearing, you will have the opportunity
to present evidence (documentation) and testify on your
behalf to show why your license should not be suspended
or revoked. Based on all the evidence, the hearing officer
will determine if your license will be suspended, placed
on probation, or revoked. At the end of the suspension
or revocation period, you may apply for a new license
and you must show proof of financial
NOTE: DMV will revoke your license
for a conviction of hit-and-run driving or reckless
driving which results in injury.
A judge may suspend the license of
- Of breaking speed laws or reckless driving for up
- 30 days on the first conviction,
- 60 days on a second conviction, and
- six months on a third or subsequent conviction.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Engaging in lewd conduct and prostitution in a vehicle
within 1000 feet of a residence.
- Assaulting a driver, passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian
when the offense occurs on a highway (road rage).
The person may be required to complete a court-approved
anger management course.
- Failure to stop as required at a railway grade crossing.
- Felony or misdemeanor offense of recklessly fleeing
a law enforcement officer.
Regardless of point count, many serious
offenses in which a vehicle is used are punishable by
heavy penalties such as fines and/or imprisonment.
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