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What Are Points on My License, How do I Get Them, How Many Do I Get Per Infraction?

Getting points on your license is not something you want to do. It can lead to higher insurance costs and possible license suspension. A point on your license is like getting a demerit for a traffic infraction and depending how how serious the infraction, you will get anywhere from 2 to 6 points. If you get 15 points within 2 years, your license will be suspended.


Per the Georgia Department of Driver Services, points are assessed for each conviction.The state of Georgia assesses no points for speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per hour over the posted speed limit and for convictions of driving 'Too Fast for Conditions'. No points are assessed against non-residents of Georgia.


§40-6-397, Aggressive Driving: 6 Points


§40-6-390, Reckless Driving: 4 Points


§40-6-163, Unlawful Passing School Bus: 6 Points


§40-6-45, Improper Passing on Hill or Curve, 4 Points


§40-6-181, Speeding:

15 to 18 mph over speed limit: 2 Points

19 to 23 mph over speed limit: 3 Points

24 to 33 mph over speed limit: 4 Point

34 mph or more over speed limit: 6 Points


§40-6-20, Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device: 3 Points


§40-6-2, Failure to Obey Police Officer: 3 Points


§40-6-253, Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving: 2 Points


§40-6-248.1, Failure to Adequately Secure Load (except fresh farm produce), resulting in an Accident: 2 Points


§40-8-76, Violation of Child Safety Restraint

1st Offense: 1 Point

2nd or Subsequent Offense: 2 Points


§40-6-241.1, Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements: 1 Point


§40-6-241.2, Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging: 1 Point


§40-6-54, Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane -  4th and Subsequent Offense: 1 Point


All Other Moving Violations: 3 Points


In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license up to 7 points once every 5 years. To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person at one of our Customer Service Centers.


Although a citation's points are removed 2 years after the traffic citation, getting 15 points on your license within 24 months will result in a license suspension. To avoid getting your license suspended, you can take a DDC/Defensive Driving Course once every 5 years and get up to 7 points removed from your Georgia driver's license. Once you have completed the class, taken your certificate of completion to the DMV and gotten the points reduced, you can take it to your insurance agent and see if they can reduce the insurance.


Having point on your license can cause your insurance premium to go up, specially if you are a young and new driver, or hinder you in getting a job, if it requires you do drive a lot and have a clean record. Taking the defensive driving course with Alfa Driving School will allow to be better prepared for the road, be a safer driver and save some money. The classes are insightful and educational without being boring or redundant.


Remember, Alfa Driving School in Doraville is here to help! We have a beautiful office in Doraville, walking distance from the Marta station, that is there to assist you with all your needs. Once you decide to take Driving Lesson and get help for the Road Test, take a Defensive Driving Course or the DUI Class/Risk Reduction Course, give us a call!


We also offer other programs as well. For more information on those visit alfadoraville.com, call (770) 457-4908 or come in to our office!

Alfa Driving School is Atlanta’s premier driving and traffic school and is available for all your needs. Since 1993 Alfa Driving School has called Doraville home and has enjoyed providing its services to the local community and those from all over the great state of Georgia. For the past 25 years, residents of Doraville, Chamblee and the rest of DeKalb County have been able to trust Alfa Driving School to give them proper, high quality and expert services. With excellent customer service and some of the best instructors in the state, Alfa Driving School is here for all of your defensive driving course, risk reduction and driving lesson needs. For over 20 years, Alfa Driving School has helped locals get rid of points on their license, reduce their car insurance premiums, getting tickets dismissed in court and much more with the help of our defensive driving course. The defensive driving course, also known as DDC, has allowed students to learn all the necessary things to be safe and knowledgeable drivers. With our risk reduction course, also known as DUI course, we have made sure that all of our students that take the class to get their license back and/or complete court mandates leave our office with the knowledge and attitude to be better drivers and to learn from their mistakes. Our hard working risk reduction instructors make it imperative that all of our students fulfil all the program requirements and fully understand why they are taking the class and how to not end up in the same situation. And for those that just want to learn how to drive and get their license, Alfa Driving School has some of the instructors the city of Doraville and the state of Georgia has to offer. With over 20 years of experience, our instructors make it their duty to make sure that the student learns all they need to know to pass their road test and be a smart, safe driver. Our instructor makes sure that the student feels comfortable driving and knows to listen to the student on what they want to practice more on, what they don’t feel comfortable with and what they would like to practice and get more experience doing.


Alfa Driving School is a certified by the Georgia Department of Driver Services to facilitate and implement the defensive driving course (DDC), risk reduction program (DUI course) and provide behind the wheel driving lessons throughout the state. In our 25 years of service, we have taken great pride in being a part of the Doraville, Chamblee and DeKalb County community and have had the pleasure of helping the residents in Doraville and its neighboring cities. Alfa Driving School, learn from the best.

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