DMV Point System in Nebraska
Nebraska DMV Point System
Under Nebraska law, committing motor vehicle-related violations will add points to your driving record. However, most drivers try to avoid receiving these points. Accumulating too many points will result in the loss of your driving privileges and/or increased rates for your auto insurance.
If you've received a NE driver's license suspension from accumulating too many driving record points, you'll likely also face:
- Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fees.
- Court fines and penalties.
- Mandatory completion of a driver improvement/defensive driving course.
- Driving restrictions.
On this page you'll find a basic overview of the Nebraska point system.
If you need specific information about your driver's license, driving record, or traffic offenses, please contact your traffic court or the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
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Nebraska's point system law awards points based on the severity of your offense. The following common violations will earn you points:
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs/alcohol.
- Speeding (depending on where the offense occurs and how many miles per hour over the limit you're going).
- Willful reckless driving.
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian (resulting in bodily injury).
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian (not resulting in bodily injury).
For the complete list, see the information page provided by the Nebraska DMV.
Generally, more serious offenses will result in more points being added to your driving record.
If you've accumulated 12 points in a period of 2 years, your NE driver's license license will generally be revoked. Revocations generally come with a more stringent reinstatement process than a suspended driver's license.
Whenever you need or want to check the status of your Nebraska driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will show if your driver’s license is currently valid. If your driver's license has been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that based on information from the Nebraska DMV. Your driving record will also show the total points held against your driver's license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
When you accumulate driving record points, you run the risk of facing higher car insurance rates. After committing a traffic violation and seeing your rates increase, you may want to contact your insurance provider for details about how you can earn a discount and lower your rates.
To get your driving privileges back, you'll typically need to complete a defensive driving/driver improvement training course. The course must be approved by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. You will be held responsible for any fees associated with completion of the course and may also need to pay reinstatement fees and fines to both the Nebraska DMV and the traffic court. Once you get your driving privileges back, you may face certain restrictions for a period of time.
You will also need to file a proof of insurance and pay a $125 reinstatement fee.
For more information, see our Suspended License in Nebraska page.
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