Traffic Ticket Articles for Atlanta Drivers

Georgia Driver Points System

by Seth Azria on 2/10/2017

Any driver that accumulates 15 points or more in any 24 month period will have their driver license suspended. Points assessed for traffic convictions range from 2-6 points as indicated below.

6 - Point Traffic Convictions

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Unlawful Passing a School Bus
  • Speeding -  34 mph or more over the posted speed limit

4 - Point Traffic Convictions

  • Reckless driving
  • Improper passing on a hill or curve
  • Speeding - 24 to 33 mph over the posted speed limit

3 - Point Traffic Convictions

  • Speeding,19 to 23 miles an hour over the posted speed
  • Failure to obey a traffic control device
  • Failure to obey a police officer
  • All other Moving violations

2 - Point Traffic Convictions

  • Speeding, 15 to 18 miles an hour over the posted speed
  • Possessing an open container of alcoholic beverage while driving
  • Failure to adequately secure a load resulting in an accident
  • Second and subsequent Offense of Child Safety Restraint

1 - Point Traffic Convictions

  • First offense of child safety restraint
  • Violation of usage wireless telecommunication device requirements
  • Operating a vehicle while text messaging
  • Fourth and subsequent violations of Improper use of designated travel lane

Georgia Points Reduction Program

Under Georgia law, Georgia residents may request that the DDS reduced the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver’s license by up to 7 points once every 5 years. To qualify for this reduction, drivers must take a driver improvement course - sometimes called a “defensive driving course” - and present the certificate of completion to DSS by mail or in person.

There are a number of drops of authorized driver improvement courses available. Click here for DDS list of approved courses.



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