If you’ve ever gotten a ticket or have gotten into an accident you have probably heard of points. Every time you violate a driving rule and a cop pulls you over it is worth a certain amount of points. The point system was made to make people more wary of driving negligently. Every point adds up and when you get to enough points your license can actually be suspended. So let’s give you the full scope of the points system and what it can do.
Describing points in plain terms
The points system as stated previously was made to make people drive more safely and be more wary of the road rules. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is responsible for ensuring those rules are upheld and they are the ones who keep track of your points. They have the final say as to how those points will affect a person's ability to drive.
How do you receive points?
Well there’s numerous violations which add points to your license. This includes anything from basic violations, running a red light, improper lane changes and more. To make it easier for you to see which actions can result in points, we have laid out a few scenarios for you.