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DMV Point System in Missouri

Missouri Defensive Driving Course

Have points on your Missouri Driving Record? The SafeMotorist Defensive Driving Course is approved and certified by the state of Missouri. This course will ensure that you will receive no points on your driver's license after successful completion of the course.

Enroll in the Defensive Driving Course

Enroll in SafeMotorist's Defensive Driving course from the privacy of your own home and complete it at your convenience. This required course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After you successfully complete the course, you will be mailed a copy of your course completion certificate.

Missouri Point System & Penalties

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

Additionally, you could face fines, reinstatement fees, community service, defensive driving/driver improvement requirements, and increased car insurance rates.

On this page you'll find an overview of the Missouri point system and point-related penalties.

If you have specific questions about your MO driver's license or driving record points, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR).

Point/Violation Values

You earn driving record 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 in Missouri

Driving record point accumulation is a serious matter.

  • If you accumulate 4 points or more in 12 months, the Missouri Department of Revenue will send you a warning letter stating that you are in danger of losing your driving privileges.
  • If you accumulate 8 points or more in 18 months, your driver's license will be suspended for 30 days. If you've previously had your driver's 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 points or more in 12 months, 18 points or more in 24 months, or 24 points or more in 36 months, your Missouri driver's license will be revoked for 1 year.

Limited Driving Privilege

You cannot drive while your Missouri driver's 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.

Missouri Reinstatement Requirements

After your driver's license has been suspended for violating the Missouri 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.

Check Your MO Driver's License Status

Whenever you need or want to check the status of your Missouri driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will show whether your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your Missouri driver's license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what the Missouri DMV has on record. Your driving record will also show how many points you have against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

It's important to remember that driving record points, traffic offenses, and driver's license suspensions may lead to an increase in your insurance rates. If you've recently received driving record points and your insurance rates have gone up, you should consider talking with your insurance agent to ask about options you may have for lowering your costs.

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