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    The Alabama Point System

    If you've recently received a traffic ticket, remember that points will be added to your driving record for the following offenses:

    • Reckless driving: 6 points
    • Speeding (26 mph or above): 5 points
    • Wrong side of road: 4 points
    • Illegal passing: 4 points
    • Following too closely: 3 points

    To learn more about the point system, please see the comprehensive list of points on the Alabama Department of Public Safety website.

    Suspension Information

    You can lose your license by not following traffic laws. Offenses such as using a vehicle while committing a felony can also cause you to lose your license or have it suspended.

    Suspension time is determined by the number of points gained during a specific period. The following list is used to determine the length of your suspension time:

    • 12-14 points in a 2-year period: 60 days
    • 15-17 points in a 2 year period: 90 days
    • 18-20 points in a 2 year period: 120 days
    • 21-23 points in a 2 year period: 180 days
    • 24 points and more in a 2 year period: 365 days

    The Department of Public Safety will notify you in writing should a suspension take place.

    Checking The Status of Your License

    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report.

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