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Georgia Traffic Laws

Georgia Drivers License Point System

Georgia uses a drivers license point system. In Georgia, if you are under 18 years of age, an accumulation of 4 or more points within a twelve month period will result in a suspension of your Georgia driver's license for at least six months. If you are 18 but under 21, any violation of 4 or more points will result in a license suspension for at least six months. If you are 21 or older and accumulate 15 or more points in any consecutive 24 month period, your license will be suspended for one year. Early reinstatement is possible if certain conditions are met.

Look below to find a list of moving violations contained in Chapter 40 of the Official Code of Georgia that carry points. You will be able to see the number of points that each offense carries. You may want to contact a Georgia traffic ticket attorney to help you avoid or limit the number of points on your driver's license.

 

Offense
Points

Reckless Driving

4 points

Unlawful passing school bus

6 points

Improper passing on hill or curve

4 points

Speeding 15 mph but less than 19 mph

2 points

Speeding 19 mph but less than 24 mph

3 points

Speeding 24 mph but less than 34 mph

4 points

Speeding 34 mph or more

6 points

Disobedience of any   traffic-control device or traffic officer

3 points

Possessing an open container of   an alcoholic beverage while driving

2 points

Failure to adequately secure a   load

2 points

All other moving violations

3 points

Child restraint – 1st offense

1 point

Child restraint – 2nd and   subsequent offense

2 points

Aggressive driving (A conviction   of aggressive driving by a person under 21 years of age will result in a   suspension of the driver’s license.)

6 points

HOV lane violation – 4th and   subsequent offense.

1 point