DMV Point System in Montana
Getting points on your driving record is like getting a bad tattoo: both cause you to immediately say, "What was I thinking?" and both can be difficult and expensive to remove.
An excessive amount of points well lead to penalties that include license revocation.
- Deliberate Homicide: 15 points
- Negligent Homicide: 12 points
- Negligent Vehicular Assault: 12 points
- Felonies (vehicular): 12 points
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI): 10 points
- Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher: 10 points
- Driving while Suspended or Revoked: 6 points
- Reckless Driving: 5 points
- Drag Racing: 5 points
- Insurance Violations: 4 points
- Speeding: 3 points
- No Driver's License: 2 points
- Other Moving Violations: 2 points
Attempting to drive with a revoked license is a heavy gamble. If you do get caught driving as a Habitual Traffic Offender, you may be taken to jail, fined, and given additional time on your revocation.
On the positive side, should your driver's license be revoked the state will allow you to apply for a probationary license if you do meet all eligibility requirements.
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 Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the MVD. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
Any violation, even speeding, can cause ugly ramifications on your car insurance premiums. Each insurance company adheres to its own policies while taking into account your age and driving history.