Points Information

The points system is a part of Utah's Driver Improvement Program. Points are assigned for specific types of violations. Upon forfeiture of bail or conviction of a moving violation, points are assessed to a person’s driving record according to the following schedule from the Driver License Division:

     Description of Violation  Points
Reckless Driving:  80
Speeding:  
  1-10 mph over: 35
  11-20 mph over: 55
  21+ mph over: 75
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way: 60
Following Too Closely: 60
Wrong Way on One-Way Street: 60
Running a Red Traffic Light: 50
Running a Stop Sign: 50
Improper Lookout: 50
Improper Passing: 50
Improper Turn: 50
Negligent Collision: 50
Other Moving Violations: 40-60

 

NOTE: Points may vary plus or minus 10 percent depending upon severity of the conviction. Certain serious violations, such as DUI, require mandatory suspension or revocation and are not included in the points system.


Provisional License Points System

A driver under 21 years of age, who accumulates 70 or more points in three years, may be suspended or denied for one month to a year, depending upon the severity of the person’s driving record.


Regular Points System

A driver 21 years of age or older, who accumulates 200 or more points in three years, may be suspended for three months to a year, depending upon the severity of the person’s driving record.

 
How can I clear my own driving record?

By safe driving, you can clear your own record. As an incentive for safety, the point system provides that when you drive one full year without a moving traffic violation conviction, one-half of the accumulated points will be removed from your driving record. If you drive two successive years without a conviction, all points are deleted. Points for individual convictions are automatically removed from your record three years after the date of the violation. As a further incentive, 50 points may be deleted from your record for completion of a driver improvement course recommended by a Division Hearing Officer at the Driver License Division.

Another alternative is, traffic school.  Salt Lake City Justice Court through the City Prosecutor offers a plea in abeyance.  If you are eligible for Traffic School, and complete it, the points for the violation will not be reported on your driving record, rather it is reported as a dismissal.  For information on in person traffic school, click here. Although the court offers an in-house and online traffic school, you also have the option of your choice of traffic school through other entities.