District of Columbia Traffic Points

Didc traffic pointsstrict of Columbia Traffic Points for certain traffic offenses at the District of Columbia Department of Motor VehiclesHere is a break down of the points associated with each moving violation.     For example leaving the scene of an accident with property damage carries 8 points

Penalties for Excessive Points

Total Points

DC license suspended, lose driving privileges for 90 days

10-11

DC license revoked, lose driving privileges until DMV reinstates license (at least 6 months after revocation)

12 or more

Commit a felony crime involving the use of a motor vehicle

You may incur points if you:

Points

Follow another vehicle too closely

2

Operate a vehicle with an improper class of license

2

Operate a vehicle with a license expired less than 90 days

2

Commit any moving violation that does not contribute to an accident and is not listed below

2 – 3

Fail to comply with seatbelt law

3

Commit violations that contribute to an accident

3

Speed 11-15 miles per hour above posted speed limit

3

Speed 16-20 miles per hour above posted speed limit

4

Fail to stop for a school vehicle with alternately flashing lights

4

Operate a motor vehicle in violation of a restriction on your license

4

Operate a vehicle with a learner permit unaccompanied by a licensed driver

5

Speed 21 miles per hour or more above posted speed limit

5

Fail to give right-of-way to a pedestrian

5

Commit a misdemeanor crime involving the use of a motor vehicle

6

Fail to yield to an emergency vehicle

6

Leave the scene of a collision in which no personal injury occurs

8

Turn off headlights of a vehicle to avoid identification by a police officer

8

  

Your license will automatically be revoked if you:

Points

Leave the scene of a collision in which personal injury occurs (hit and run)

12

Flee or attempt to elude a police officer

12

Drive recklessly

6

Operate a vehicle after your driver license has been suspended or revoked

12

Use the driver license of another person

12

Receive conviction for an assault or homicide committed with an automobile

12

Operate a vehicle under the influence of, or when impaired by, intoxicating liquor and/or narcotic drugs

12

Operate a vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol if the person is under 21 years old

12

 

12

Make a false affidavit or statement under any law relating to motor vehicles

12

Commit any violation while operating a vehicle without the permission of the owner

12

303         ESTABLISHMENT OF A POINT SYSTEM

 

303.1       Points shall be assessed against the driving record of an individual upon receipt of evidence of a traffic conviction, or after an individual has either admitted committing, paid a fine for committing, or has been found by the Director, or his desginee, to have committed, a traffic offense made pointable by this or any other provision of this Title, except that points may be assessed against a person under eighteen (18) years of age at the discretion of the Director.

 

303.2       Points shall be assessed in accordance with the following schedule.

 

POINT SYSTEMS SCHEDULE

 

(a)             Operating a motor vehicle in violation of a permit restriction4 points
(b)             Violations not listed in this schedule which did not contribute to an accident2 points
(c)             Violations not listed in this section contributing to an accident3 points
(d)             Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by 11 -15 miles an hour3 points
(e)             Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by 16 – 20 miles an hour4 points
(f)             Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by at least 21 miles an hour or more5 points
(g)             [Repealed] 
(h)             Leaving after colliding: With property damage8 points
(i)              Leaving after colliding: With personal injury12 points
(j)              Reckless driving12 points
(k)             Operating after suspension or revocation12 points
(l)              Using permit of another12 points
(m)           Operating or being in control of person’s blood contains eight one-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while .38 micrograms or more of alcohol are contained in 1 milliliter of the person’s breath, consisting substantially of alveolar air, or while the person’s urine contains ten one-hundredths of one percent (.10%) or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, or while the ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by the consumption of intoxicating liquor12 points
(n)             Operating a motor vehicle while the person’s blood contains ten one-hundredths of one percent (0.10%)or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, or while the ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by the consumption of intoxicating liquor12 points
(o)             Any felony involving use of a motor vehicle12 points
(p)             Any misdemeanor involving use of a motor vehicle6 points
(q)             Failing to yield right-of-way to authorized emergency vehicle6 points
(r)              Operating a motor vehicle while the person’s blood, breath, or urine contains any measurable amount of alcohol, if the person is under twenty-one (21) years of age12 points
(s)             Following another vehicle too closely2 points
(t)              Operating a motor vehicle with an improper class of license2 points
(u)             Failing to stop for a school vehicle with alternately flashing lights4 points
(v)             Operating a motor vehicle on learner’s permit unaccompanied by licensed Operator5 points
(w)            Turning off headlights of a vehicle to avoid identification by a police officer8 points
(x)             Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer12 points
(y)             Making a false affidavit or statement under oath, or falsely certifying to the truth of any fact or information to the Department under any law relating to the ownership or operation of motor vehicles12 points
(z)             Any violation committed while operating a vehicle without the permission of the owner12 points
(aa)          Operating a motor vehicle with a permit expired less than 90 days2 points
(bb)          Failing to stop and give right-of-way to a pedestrian3 points
(cc)           Colliding with a pedestrian in the process of failing to stop and give right-of-way6 points

 

303.3       The Director or hearing examiner shall, in accordance with § 307.2, order the suspension of a persons license when the number of points accumulated reaches a total of ten (10) points.

 

303.4       The Director or hearing examiner may order the suspension of a persons license when the number of points accumulated reached a total of eight (8) or nine (9) points.

 

303.5       The Director or hearing examiner shall order the revocation of the persons license when the number of points accumulated reaches a total of twelve (12) points.

 

303.5       Except as provided in section 303.6, the Director may order revocation of the person’s license pursuant to section 306.4 of this chapter when the number of points accumulated by any person reaches a total of twelve (12) points.

 

303.6       (REPEALED)

 

303.7       No person shall have his or her license revoked or suspended under this section if the ground(s) on which the suspension or revocation is (are) based has (have) been the subject of a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and judgment or verdict was in favor of that person.

 

303.8       Points added to a driving record shall be deleted two (2) years after the date of assessment.

 

303.9       The Director shall assign one (1) safe driving point each year, up to a maximum accumulation of five (5) points, to the driving record of a licensee who was not assessed points during the proceeding year.

 

303.10     Accumulated safe driving points may be used to offset assessed points in the chronological order in which the points were assessed.

 

303.11     In traffic cases submitted to military authorities, points will be assessed immediately upon notification to the Director that the military authorities have taken disciplinary action as the result of the arrest of service personnel for moving violations.

 

303.12     Traffic offenses certified as having been committed by a District licensee in another jurisdiction shall be identified on the licensee’s driving record as the most similar District traffic offense.

 

303.13     The Director may redesignate an offense assigned to a driving record pursuant to section 303.12, if the licensee demonstrates that the traffic offense committed in another jurisdiction on its facts would have been considered a different offense if committed in the District.

 

303.15     For the purposes of this section the term “automated traffic enforcement system” means equipment that takes a film or digital camera-based photograph which is linked with a violation detection system that synchronizes the taking or a photograph with the occurrence of a traffic infraction.”

 

303.16     The Director is authorized to make changes to the point system schedule, in accordance with Title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedures Act, approved October 21, 1986 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.).

 

303.17     A safe driving point assigned pursuant to § 303.9 shall expire after five (5) years.

 

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