DMV Point System

The DMV point system assigns a number of demerit points per traffic offense when you are ticketed or arrested for a traffic violation. These points can stay on your record for two to ten years depending on where you live and the offense in question. The DMV demerit system can impact your car insurance rates if you have a history of traffic violations. Learn how to keep points off your license with our DMV point system guide by state below.

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