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Points

PennDOT maintains a driving record for every licensed driver in Pennsylvania. Points are added to a driving record when a person is found guilty of certain driving violations. Below is Pennsylvania’s Driver’s License Point System:

Vehicle Code Description No. of Points
1512 Violation of restriction on driver's license – wearing glasses etc. 2
1571 Violation concerning license 3
3102 Failure to obey authorized persons directing traffic 2
3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii) Failure to stop for a red light 3
3114(a)(1) Failure to stop for a flashing red light 3
3302 Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle
3303 Improper passing overtaken driver to maintain speed or passing driver to pull in at safe distance 3
3304 Improper passing on the right 3
3305 Improper passing on the left clear distance ahead 3
3306(a)(1) Improper passing on a hill 4
3306(a)(2) Improper passing at a railroad crossing or intersection 3
3306(a)(3) Improper passing at a bridge or tunnel 3
3307 Improper passing in a no-passing zone 3
3310 Following too closely 3
3321 Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection 3
3322 Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn 3
3323(b) Failure to stop for stop sign 3
3323(c) Failure to yield at yield sign 3
3324 Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway between intersections 3
3332 Improper turning around – illegal U-turns 3
3341(a) Failure to obey signal indicating approach of train 2
3341(b) Failure to comply with crossing gate or barrier 30 day suspension and 4
3342(b) or (e) Failure to stop at railroad crossings 4
3344 Failure to stop when entering from alley driveway or building 3
3345(a) Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights 60 day suspension and 5
3361 Driving too fast for conditions (if violation occurs in an active work zone and in conjunction with an accident 15-day suspension) and 2
3362 Exceeding maximum speed (Miles over Speed Limit) 6 to 10 2
11 to 15 (if violation occurs in an active work zone 15-day suspension) and 3
16 to 25 (if violation occurs in an active work zone 15-day suspension) and 4
26 to 30 (if violation occurs in an active work zone 15-day suspension) and 5
31 and Over Departmental Hearing and Sanctions provided under Section 1538(d)(if violation occurs in an active work zone 15-day suspension) and 5
3365(b) Exceeding special speed limit in school zone 3
3365(c) Exceeding special speed limit for trucks on downgrades 3
3542(a) Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2
3547(a) Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk when entering from a driveway or alley 3
3549(a) Failure to yield to blind pedestrians 3
3702 Improper backing 3
3714(a) Careless driving 3
3745 Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only 4

An accumulation of points may result is a driver’s license suspension:

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First Accumulation of 6 Points

If your driving record reaches 6 or more points for the first time, PennDOT will require you to take a special written point examination. The examination will address:

  • Knowledge of safe driving practices,
  • Knowledge of departmental sanctions, and
  • Knowledge of related safety issues.

You have 30 days to successfully pass the exam or else the license will be suspended until the exam is passed. If the exam is passed within the 30-day period, 2 points will be removed from the driving record.

Second Accumulation of 6 Points

If your driving record is reduced below 6 points and then for a second time reaches 6 or more points, PennDOT will require you to attend a Departmental Hearing. At the hearing, a hearing examiner will review the your driving record. After the hearing, the Department may recommend one or more:

  • Order a 15 day license suspension,
  • Order a special on-road driver’s examination, or
  • Take no action.

If your driving privilege is suspended or a special driver’s exam is recommended, 2 points will be removed from your driving record if you pass the exam within 30 days or 2 points will be removed once the 15 day suspension has been served. No points will be removed from your driving record if PennDOT does not initiate a sanction.

Failure to attend this Departmental Hearing will result in a 60-day license suspension.

Third or More Accumulation of 6 Points

If your driving record is reduced below 6 points and for the third or subsequent time reaches 6 or more points, you will have to attend a Departmental Hearing. The hearing examiner will review your driving record. PennDOT will then determine if a 30-day license suspension will be initiated.

Failure to attend this Departmental Hearing will result in the suspension of your driver’s license until the you attend the hearing.

Excessive Speeding

If you are convicted for speeding 31 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, you will have to attend a Departmental Hearing. The hearing examiner will review the driving record. Upon the PennDOT’s review of the hearing, one or both of the following will be initiated:

  • 15 day license suspension
  • Special on-road driver’s examination

If a 15-day suspension is ordered, your driving record will show 5 points upon restoration. No points are removed if a special driver’s examination is initiated and completed.

Failure to attend this Departmental Hearing will result in a 60-day license suspension.

Accumulation of 11 Points or More

If your driving record reaches 11 or more points, PennDOT will suspend your driver’s license. The length of suspension depends on how many times the license was suspended in the past. The suspension schedule is as follows:

  • First suspension – 5 days per point
  • Second suspension – 10 days per point
  • Third suspension – 15 days per point
  • Subsequent suspensions – 1 year

Point Removal for Safe Driving

Three points are removed from your driving record for every 12 consecutive months you drive (from the date of the last violation) without a violation which results in points, license suspension or revocation. Once your driving record is reduced to zero and remains at zero points for 12 consecutive months, any further accumulation of points is treated as the first accumulation of points.

Pennsylvania’s point system is complicated, and there are many ways to avoid a driver’s license suspension. For a free initial consultation about the point system, please contact the Law Offices of  Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us. As your license suspension lawyer, we will provide experienced and aggressive representation you can trust. Your license suspension case is important, and it will receive the personal attention it deserves.

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