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Mr. Speeding Ticket's Guide to Connecticut DMV Points
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Connecticut uses a point system to keep track of the driving history of each Connecticut driver.
If a person commits a motor vehicle violation, they will have points assessed against their license. The DMV might consider a person with points on their license an unsafe driver. Because of this, you ideally don’t want to have any points against your license.
It is in your best interest to avoid getting points assessed against your driver’s license. This is because points can affect your ability to drive.
All points will remain on your license for two years. If you have seven or more points against your license in a three year period, you will have to take a driver retraining course. If you accumulate 10 points against your license within two years, the DMV can suspend your license for at least 30 days.
If you are close to having 10 points assessed against your driver’s license, the DMV will contact you. This is a warning from the DMV that you cannot afford to get any more points against your license.
The following list of motor vehicle infractions shows how many points you can get for each violation:
- Operating at unreasonable rate of speed (Sec. 14-218a).
- Speeding (Sec. 14-219).
- Failure to drive in right-hand lane (Sec. 14-230).
- Illegal use of limited access highway by bus, commercial vehicle or vehicle with trailer (Sec. 14-230a).
- Improper operation on multiple-lane highways (Sec. 14-236).
- Improper operation on divided highway (Sec.14-237).
- Wrong direction at rotary or one-way street (Sec. 14-239).
- Improper turn, illegal turn, illegal stopping, failure to signal intention to turn (Sec. 14-242).
- Improper backing or starting (Sec. 14-243).
- Failure to give proper signal (Sec. 14-244).
- Operator’s duties on stopping a school bus (Sec. 14-277).
- Operation of motorcycles abreast, illegal passing (Sec. 14-289b).
- Wrong way on one way street (Sec. 14-303).
- Slow speed, impending traffic (Sec. 14-220).
- Disobeying orders of officer (Sec. 14- 223a).
- Entering or leaving controlled access highway at other than designated entrance or exit (Sec. 14-238).
- Entry upon a limited access highway other than a highway intersection or designated point (Sec. 14-238a).
- Executing turn from wrong lane or contrary to traffic control devices (Sec. 14-241).
- Failure to obey signal at railroad crossing (Sec. 14-249).
- Failure to observe parkway or expressway restrictions (Sec. 14-298).
- Failure to obey traffic control signal light (Sec. 14-299).
- Failure to obey yield sign (Sec. 14-302).
- Operating a vehicle through pedestrian safety zone (Sec. 14-304).
- Driving while impaired (Sec. 14-227a(b)).
- Failure to keep right when meeting opposing traffic (Sec. 14-231).
- Improper passing or failure to yield to passing vehicle (Sec. 14-232).
- Passing on right (Sec. 14-233).
- Passing in no passing zone (Sec. 14-234).
- Failure to keep to right on curve, grade or approaching intersection (Sec. 14-235).
- Failure to drive reasonable distance apart (Sec. 14-240).
- Failure to grant right of way at intersection (Sec. 14-245).
- Failure to yield when emerging from driveway or private road (Sec. 14-247).
- Failure to grant right of way when emerging from alley driveway or building (Sec. 14-247a).
- Failure to grant right of way to pedestrian (Sec. 14-300).
- Wagering, speed record (Sec. 14-224c).
- Failure to drive reasonable distance apart, intent to harass (Sec. 14-240a).
- Passing stopped school bus (Sec. 14-279).