Anyone can make a mistake, but the costly ones often stay with you. As a criminal defense and traffic / DUI attorney here in Western North Carolina, I seek to provide my clients with clear, honest legal advice to help mitigate the impact of those mistakes, while being mindful of their budget.
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How Many Points Is a Speeding Ticket in NC?
That is a vague question to ask considering the many factors that go into determining how many points your offense(s) may be worth. The below chart is a “guide” based on NC DMV statutes and guidelines. Here are the 10 ways you can get points on your license for speeding in NC.
|01||Speeding (less than 10 mph over limit when limit is 70 mph or greater)||3 Points|
|02||Speeding (less than 10 mph over limit when limit is 55 mph or greater)||3 Points|
|03||Speeding (under 10 mph over limit when limit is less than 55 mph)||2 Points|
|04||Speeding (more than 10 mph over when limit is between 55 mph & 76 mph)||3 Points|
|05||Speeding in A School Zone||3 Points|
|06||Speeding Through a Safety Zone||3 Points|
|07||Speeding when limit is 55 mph or greater||3 Points|
|08||Speeding when limit is 55 mph or less||2 Points|
|09||Speeding (75 mph or greater when limit less than 70 mph)||Suspended|
|10||Speeding to Evade Arrest||Suspended|
Other License Points Violations:
These are various other traffic violations that “award” your DMV record with points the following 28 ways to rack up points on your license in NC are ordered by severity.
|01||Non-Moving Violations||No Points|
|02||Littering from vehicle||1 Point|
|03||All other Moving Violations||2 Points|
|04||Failure to Restrain Child in Restraint||2 Points|
|05||At Fault Accident (property damage > $1,800, but < $3,000)||3 Points|
|06||At-Fault Accidents (injury or property damage < $1,800)||3 Points|
|07||Driving with no Liability Insurance||3 Points|
|08||Driving with no Operator’s License||3 Points|
|09||Failure to Stop for Siren||3 Points|
|10||Failure to Yield Right of Way||3 Points|
|11||Stop Sign/Stop Light Violation||3 Points|
|12||Driving on Wrong Side of Road||4 Points|
|13||Following Too Closely||4 Points|
|14||Hit and Run (property damage)||4 Points|
|15||Illegal Passing||4 Points|
|16||Reckless Driving||4 Points|
|17||Aggressive Driving (Class C License)||5 Points|
|18||Passing a Stopped School Bus||5 Points|
|19||Aggressive Driving (Comm. Lic.)||6 Points|
|20||At-Fault Accident (injury/death > $800, or property damage > $3,000)||Suspended|
|21||Driver Under 21 Driving after Consuming Alcohol/Drugs||Suspended|
|22||Driving While Revoked or Suspended||Suspended|
|23||DWI (.08 BAC or more)||Suspended|
|25||Hit and Run (injury/death)||Suspended|
|26||Manslaughter or Negligent Homicide||Suspended|
|27||Pre-arranged Highway Racing||Suspended|
|28||Transporting Illegal Liquor for Sale||Suspended|
The point is if you can avoid doing any of these while in a moving motor vehicle you should keep a spotless driving record. Remember that in NC your driving record is part of your criminal record unlike some of our neighboring states.