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Important Colorado Traffic Violations and The Points if Convicted

When Driving Privileges may be Suspended

The point system is based on the age of the driver and type of license. If you are in one of the following age categories and accumulate points as shown, the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division may suspend your driving privilege for as long as one year.

Minor Driver – 16-18 Years of age
  • More than five points in 12 months
  • More than six points within time period for which license was issued
Provisional Driver – 18-21 Years of age
  • Nine points in 12 months
  • 12 points in 24 months
  • 14 points within time period for which license was issued
Driver 21 Years of age or Older
  • 12 points in 12 months
  • 18 points in 24 months
Driver in Course of Employment* (Chaffeur)
  • 16 points in 12 months
  • 24 points in 24 months
  • 28 points in 48 months
The Most Common Traffic Violations in Coloado
  • Leaving scene of accident (hit and run): 12 points
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs: 12 points
  • Driving while ability is impaired by alcohol: 8 points
  • Speed contests: 12 points
  • Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer: 12 points
  • Reckless driving: 8 points
  • Careless driving: 4 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: 3 points
  • Speeding over posted limit 5-9 mph: 1 points
  • Speeding over posted limit 10-19 mph: 4 points
  • Speeding over posted limit 20-39 mph: 6 points
  • Speeding over posted limit 40-or more mph: 12 points
  • Failure to stop for a school bus: 6 points
  • Driving on wrong side of road: 4 points
  • Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance: 4 points
  • Improper passing: 4 points
  • Failure to observe traffic sign or signal: 4 points
  • Improper turn: 3 points
  • Driving through safety zone: 3 points
  • Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street: 3 points
  • Failure to signal or improper signal: 2 points
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle: 4 points
  • Improper backing: 2 points
  • Failure to dim or turn on lights: 2 points
  • Operating an unsafe vehicle: 2 points
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