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Points on Your Georgia Driver’s License Matter


Traffic violations often result in points being assessed on your driver’s license.

The drive’s license of any person who has accumulated 15 or more points, as measured by the offense date, in any consecutive 24-month period shall be suspended.  Special Note if under 18:  Suspension will occur upon accumulation of 4 or more points in any 12 month period by a person under the age of 18.

Below is a comprehensive list of the points for each offense. Drive safe.

Points Schedule (listed by code section, name of offense, and then number of points assigned if convicted):

  • 40-6-2
  • Failure to Obey Person Directing Traffic
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-6
  • Emergency Vehicle Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-11
  • No Proof of Insurance-Motorcycle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-14
  • Limits on Sound Volume
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-16
  • “Move Over” Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-17
  • Use of Traffic-Control Device Preemption Emitter (while operating a motor vehicle)
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-20
  • Disregard of Traffic Control Device or Signal
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-21
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Signal or Light
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-23
  • Failure to Obey Flashing Signal
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-24
  • Lane Direction Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-26(a)
  • Tampering with Traffic Signs or Signals (while operating vehicle)
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-26(b)
  • Operating Vehicle on Closed Roadway
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-27
  • Tampering with Pavement Markers (while operating vehicle)
  • 40-6-40
  • Improper Lane Usage
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-41
  • Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-42
  • Improper Passing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-43
  • Improper Passing on the Right
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-44
  • Improper Passing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-45
  • Improper Passing on Hill or Curve
  • 4 points
  • 40-6-46
  • Passing in a No Passing Zone
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-47(b)
  • Wrong Way on One-Way Road
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-47(c)
  • Rotary Traffic Island Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-48
  • Failure to Maintain Lane
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-49
  • Following Too Closely
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-50
  • Driving Within Gore or Improper Entry to Controlled Access Highway
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-51
  • Improper Use of Controlled-Access Road
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-52
  • Truck Lane Usage Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-53
  • Bus or Motorcoach Lane Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-54
  • HOV Lane Violation
  • 1 point for 4th +
  • 40-6-55
  • Failure to Yield to Bicycle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-56
  • Failure to Maintain Safe Distance from Bicycle
  • 3 points
  • 59
  • 40-6-70
  • Failure to Yield at Intersection
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-71
  • Failure to Yield when Turning Left
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-72
  • Stop/Yield Sign Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-73
  • Failure to Yield when Crossing or Entering Road
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-74
  • Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-75
  • Failure to Yield to Construction Vehicle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-76
  • Failure to Yield to Funeral Procession
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-91
  • Failure to Yield to Pedestrian
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-93
  • Failure to Exercise Due Care Near Pedestrian
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-94
  • Failure to Yield to Blind Pedestrian
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-98
  • Driving Through Safety Zone
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-120
  • Improper Turning
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-121
  • Improper U-Turn
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-122
  • Improper Starting
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-123
  • Failure to Signal Turn
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-124
  • Improper Use of Signal
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-125
  • Improper Use of Hand Signal
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-126
  • Improper Use of Turn Lane
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-140
  • Railroad Grade Crossing Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-141
  • Disregard of Stop Sign at Railroad Grade Crossing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-142
  • Failure to Stop at Railroad Grade Crossing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-143
  • Improper Movement of Heavy Equipment at Railroad Grade Crossing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-144
  • Improper Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-160
  • School Bus Speeding Violation
  • 15-18 mph-2 points
  • 19-23 mph-3 points
  • 24-33 mph-4 points
  • 34+ mph-6 points
  • 40-6-161
  • School Bus Headlight or Communication Device Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-162
  • School Bus Signal Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-163
  • Unlawful Passing of School Bus
  • 6 points
  • 40-6-164
  • School Bus Disembarking Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-165
  • School Bus Operation Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-181
  • Speeding
  • 15-18 mph-2 points
  • 19-23 mph-3 points
  • 24-33 mph-4 points
  • 34+ mph-6 points
  • 60
  • 40-6-184
  • Impeding the Flow of Traffic
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-185
  • Speeding on Bridge or Structure
  • 15-18 mph-2 points
  • 19-23 mph-3 points
  • 24-33 mph-4 points
  • 34+ mph-6 points
  • 40-6-188
  • Speeding in Work Zone
  • 15-18 mph-2 points
  • 19-23 mph-3 points
  • 24-33 mph-4 points
  • 34+ mph-6 points
  • 40-6-205
  • Obstructing an Intersection
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-240
  • Improper Backing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-241
  • Failure to Exercise Due Care
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-241.1
  • Violation of Usage of Wireless Telecommunications Device
  • 1 point
  • 40-6-241.2
  • Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging
  • 1 point
  • 40-6-242
  • Driving with Obstructed View
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-244
  • Allowing Passenger in House Trailer
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-245
  • Improper Mountain/Canyon Driving
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-246
  • Coasting
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-247
  • Improper Following of Emergency Vehicle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-248
  • Crossing Fire Hose
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-248.1
  • Unsecured Load Resulting in Accident
  • 2 points
  • 40-6-250
  • Wearing Device Impairing Vision or Hearing
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-251
  • Laying Drags
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-252
  • Cruising
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-253
  • Open Container
  • 2 points
  • 40-6-253.1
  • Improper Transportation of Infectious Substance
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-254
  • Unsecured Load Resulting in Accident
  • 2 points
  • 40-6-271
  • Violation of Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-272
  • Violation of Duty Upon Striking Fixed Object
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-273
  • Failure to Report Accident
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-275
  • Failure to Remove Vehicle From Roadway
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-311
  • Improper Operation of Motorcycle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-312
  • Motorcycle Lane Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-312(e)
  • Operation of Motorcycle Without Head/Tail Light
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-313
  • Clinging to Vehicle While on Motorcycle
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-314
  • Motorcycle Equipment Violation
  • 3 points
  • 61
  • 40-6-315
  • Motorcycle Protective Gear Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-326
  • Operating Personal Assistive Mobility Device While Intoxicated
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-352
  • Moped Headgear Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-361
  • Low Speed Vehicle Lane Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-362
  • Low Speed Vehicle Roadway Violation
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-390
  • Reckless Driving
  • 4 points
  • 40-6-393.1(c)
  • Feticide by Vehicle-2nd Degree
  • 3 points
  • 40-6-397
  • Aggressive Driving
  • 6 points

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