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    North Dakota's Point System

    Points may be good in sports but not in driving, especially when it pertains to your driving record. The Department of Transportation (NDDOT) adheres to a point system for ferreting out reckless drivers.

    Under North Dakota's system, points are added to your driving record with every moving violation. For instance, if you get flagged driving on the wrong side of the road, not only will it cost you in the wallet but you'll also have points added on to your driving record. If you accumulate 12 points or more your driving privileges will be suspended. If you're younger than 18 your margin for error is less; top 6 points and your license will be canceled.

    Financial Repercussions

    In addition to the ouch of an immediate fine, you could also face jacked-up insurance premiums. All insurance companies are kept abreast of violations by the police force. And once you get pegged as a reckless driver, you will always face higher car insurance rates, regardless of where you live or how safely you drive for the rest of your life.

    Point Sampling

    The following are examples of offenses that will earn you points:

    • Speeding.
    • Failing to display license plates.
    • Disobeying traffic signals.
    • Driving on wrong side of road.

    For a comprehensive list of offenses and point assignments visit the NCDOT's website.

    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 Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the NDDOT. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

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