Connecticut DMV Point System Charges and Penalties

The Department of Motor Vehicles keeps track of driving violations through a DMV point system. On this page you can find a comprehensive chart of every motor vehicle offense that carries a point penalty, from most to least severe. You can refer to this chart for more information regarding the motor vehicle violation that you are facing.

Statutes And Points

Statute Number of Points
Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle (Sec.14- 222a) 5
Operation of School Bus at Excessive Speed (Sec.14- 281a) 5
Wagering, Speed Record (Sec. 14-224(c)) 4
Failure to Drive Reasonable Distance Apart, Intent to Harass (Sec. 14-240a) 4
Passing Stopped School Bus (Sec. 14-279) 4
Driving While Impaired (Sec. 14-227a(b)) 3
Failure to Keep to Right When Meeting Opposing Traffic (Sec. 14-231) 3
Improper Passing or Failure to Yield to Passing Vehicle (Sec. 14-232) 3
Passing on Right (Sec. 14-233) 3
Passing in No Passing Zone (Sec. 14-234) 3
Failure to Keep to Right on Curve, Grade, or When Approaching Intersection (Sec 14-235) 3
Failure to Drive Reasonable Distance Apart (Sec. 14-240) 3
Failure to Grant Right of Way at Intersection (Sec. 14-245) 3
Failure to Grant Right of Way at Junction of Highways (Sec. 14-246a) 3
Failure to Yield When Emerging From Driveway or Private Road (Sec. 14-247) 3
Failure to Grant Right of Way When Emerging From Alley, Driveway, or Building (Sec. 14-247a) 3
Failure to Grant Right of Way to Ambulance, Police, or Fire Apparatus (Sec. 14-283) 3
Failure to Grant Right of Way To Pedestrian (Sec. 14-300) 3
Slow Speed, Impeding Traffic (Sec. 14-220) 2
Disobeying Orders of Officer (Sec. 14-223(a)) 2
Entering or Leaving Controlled Access Highway at Other Than Designated Entrance or Exit (Sec. 14-238) 2
Entry Upon a Limited Access Highway Other Than A Highway Intersection or Designated Point (Sec. 14-238a) 2
Executing Turn From Wrong Lane or Contrary to Traffic Control Devices (Sec. 14-241) 2
Failure to Obey Signal at Railroad Crossing (Sec. 14-249) 2
Failure to Stop at Railroad Crossing by School Bus, Commercial Motor Vehicle Carrying Flammable or Explosive Substance, Taxicab, Motor Vehicle in Livery Service, Motor Bus, Motor Vehicle Used For the Transportation of School Children (Sec. 14-250) 2
Failure to Observe Parkway or Expressway Restrictions (Sec. 14-298) 2
Failure to Obey Traffic Control Signal Light (Sec. 14-299) 2
Failure to Obey Stop Sign (Sec. 14-301) 2
Failure to Obey Yield Sign (Sec. 14-302) 2
Operating a Vehicle Through Pedestrian Safety Zone (Sec. 14-304) 2
Operating at Unreasonable Rate of Speed (Sec. 14-218a) 1
Speeding (Sec. 14-219) 1
Failure to Drive in Right Hand Lane (Sec. 14-230) 1
Illegal Use of Limited Access Highway by Bus, Commercial Vehicle, or Vehicle With Trailer (Sec. 14-230a) 1
Improper Operation on Multiple Lane Highways (Sec. 14-236) 1
Improper Operation on Divided Highway (Sec. 14-237) 1
Wrong Direction at Rotary or One Way Street (Sec. 14-239) 1
Improper Turn, Illegal Turn, Illegal Stopping, Failure to Signal Intention to Turn (Sec. 14-242) 1
Improper Backing or Starting (Sec. 14-243) 1
Failure to Give Proper Signal (Sec. 14-244) 1
Operator’s Duties on Stopping a School Bus (Sec. 14-277) 1
Operation of Motorcycles Abreast, Illegal Passing (Sec. 14-289b) 1
Wrong Way on One Way Street (Sec 14-303) 1

Protecting Your Rights

It is important to note that just because you have been charged with a motor vehicle violation that carries DMV points, this does not mean that points will definitely be assessed against your driver’s license. If you decide to fight your motor vehicle violation, you can be exonerated of the charges. If you are interested in pleading not guilty to the charges, you should hire a motor vehicle violation lawyer to help you with your case. To contact a motor vehicle violation lawyer today, you can call 800-520-1725.

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