Make it a Point to Drive Safe

February 28, 2018 - 2 minutes read

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) uses a point system to track traffic tickets on your driving record. The severity of the traffic violation you commit will determine how many points you receive on your WI driving record. Below, you’ll find information about how the DMV point system can affect your driving privileges and how point distribution works.

6-Point Offenses Examples
• Leaving the scene of an accident you’re involved in
• Attempting to elude the police
• Reckless driving
• Speeding at least 20 MPH over the limit
• Failing to stop at a railroad crossing

4-Point Offenses Examples
• Driving on the wrong side of the road.
• Speeding 10 up to 20 MPH over the limit.
• Failure to yield the right of way to emergency vehicles.
• Driving too fast for dangerous road/weather conditions.

3-Point Offenses Examples
• Making an illegal turn
• Driving without a valid driver’s license
• Driving up to 10 MPH over the speed limit
• Following too closely behind another vehicle
• Failing to use your turn signals

2-Point Offenses Examples
• Obstructing traffic
• Driving too slowly
• Defective speedometer in your car

Steps to Clear you Driving Record

In Wisconsin, points typically remain on your driving record for 5 years from the date you’re convicted. For offenses involving driving while intoxicated (DWI), points will remain on your record for 55 years.

By enrolling in a WI traffic safety course, you can:
• Take 3 points off your driving record
• Lift a license suspension if you have 12 to 14 points on your record

You’re allowed to take a traffic safety course for point reduction once every 3 years.

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