Everyone is concerned with what their driving record is and the points that the Department of Motor Vehicles is putting onto their record. Points have an impact because insurance companies learn about the points. They make inquiries to the Department of Motor Vehicles as to what the totals are for their insured drivers. Also, the Department of Motor Vehicles has a staggered point system whereby after 8 points they’ll review your driving record; after 12 points they’ll call you in for an interview.
You could have your license suspended. It could be suspended for two months; it could be suspended for six months depending upon the nature of the offenses that resulted in the points. Points come off of your record after the passage of time, and that’s a good thing to know. I think, most importantly, there’s a way that you can do something about the points, which is to take a defensive driving course. You get a three point credit for taking the defensive driving course and you also get a ten percent a year reduction in your insurance premium for taking that course. You have to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles when you’ve completed the course. Ordinarily, you can go onto the Internet to learn where the courses are given. In fact, some are even given online.
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