What are points on a driving record?

Let’s dive into what points on a driving record means. As someone drives over the course of their life, there is a record that is kept by the state. The Florida DMV keeps that record, and it’s called an MVR, a motor vehicle record. While driving at any age, someone may experience circumstances where they get pulled over or cited for traffic accidents, speeding, failure to yield, running a red light, or whatever it may be. Depending on how those citations are dealt with, they may result in points on a driving record. The significance of points is two fold. Number one, they have a bearing on how an insurance company sets someone’s rates. As you can imagine, this can be a big issue because it can cost a lot of money if your insurance gets bumped up as you get points and infractions. Additionally, if someone collects a certain number of points in a certain time period, in Florida, it’s 12 points within 12 months, 18 points within 18 months, or 24 points in 24 months, that can result in a separate suspension on someone’s driver’s license. So it can affect their insurance and the driver’s license itself. If you’ve recently found out you have been carrying points on your license, or just got new points, contact our traffic lawyers. We understand the ins and outs of the law, and can assess and help navigate your situation. We will do everything in our power to fight for your rights.

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