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The Perils of Accumulating Driving Record Points

by Cara Hopkins on

When you first get your drivers license, you take special care to do everything by the book. You keep your hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2, come to a full stop at every stop sign, and stick to the speed limit. But, as you get more relaxed behind the wheel, it is […]

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How Long Points Stay on Your Driving Record by Melissa Crumish on

DMV points are your driving record’s version of splinters, bothersome and annoying until finally removed. How long the points remain on your driving record depends on your state. Alabama: Two years. Alaska: Two points are reduced for every year of violation-free driving. Arizona: Three years. Arkansas: Three years. California: Three years. Colorado: Two years. Connecticut: […]

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Actions That Lead to the Loss of Driving Privileges by Melissa Crumish on

Driving laws are meant to be followed. Break them and you’ll face the consequences, which could include having your driver’s license suspended, revoked or cancelled. To help avoid losing your driving privileges, it’s best to know what actions could cost you. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) DUI laws and penalties vary by state, but in […]

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How to Check Your DMV Points by Kathy Teel on

The point system for drivers is one way that the state, as well as insurance companies, can keep tabs on how good a driver you are. Not all states use a point system, but those that do assign points to your driver’s license for speeding tickets and other traffic tickets. You know, the kinds of […]

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How Traffic Ticket Penalties Affect Teen Drivers by Alicia Sparks on

Overall, teen drivers deal with many of the same traffic ticket penalties as adult drivers; the difference is, those penalties usually are just a smidge (or, a lot, in some cases) harsher. “But…that’s not fair!” Well, it depends on how you look at it. Teen drivers are still learning, and it’s important to instill good, […]

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How to Obtain a Restricted Driver’s License by Melissa Crumish on

Driving Loophole During License Suspension Depending on several factors (such as your state’s regulations, for starters), you might be eligible to drive during license suspension with a restricted driver’s license. (Also depending on your state, these licenses are referred to as an occupational licenses, Cinderella licenses, probationary licenses, hardship licenses, work licenses, and limited licenses.) […]

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