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    Missouri law allows the Department of Revenue's (DOR) Driver Licensing Division to suspend your license if you accumulate too many points on your driving record.

    Point/Violation Values

    You earn points whenever you are found guilty of disobeying traffic laws. The amount of points earned is based on the severity of the offense.

    To find out how many points you have on your driving record, call (573) 526-2407.

    To learn what infractions can receive points and how many are assessed for various violations, consult the Point System Violation Description Table. (You will need the free Adobe Reader to download and read this file.)

    Suspended License

    Driving record point accumulation is a serious matter.

    • If you accumulate 4 or more points in a 12-month period, the Driver Licensing Division will send you a warning letter stating that you are in danger of losing your driving privileges.
    • If you accumulate 8or more points in an 18-month period, your driver's license will be suspended for 30 days. If you've previously had your license suspended for accumulating too many points, you'll lose your driving privileges for 60 days on the 2nd suspension and 90 days on any subsequent suspensions.
    • If you accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months, 18 or more points in 24 months, or 24 or more points in 36 months, your Missouri driver's license will be revoked for 1 year.

    Limited Driving Privilege

    You cannot drive while your license is suspended unless you've applied for a limited driving privilege permit. This permit allows you to drive to school, work, doctor's appointments, or other essential activities. However, not all drivers are eligible to receive such a permit.

    Check Your Driver's License Status

    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DOR. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

    Reinstatement Requirements

    After your license has been suspended for violating the DOR point system, you'll need to provide a completed SR-22 proof of insurance form from your insurance company, and pay a fee.

    For more information read our section about driver's license suspensions and reinstatements in MO.

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