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Utah Points System

Utah’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) created a points system for moving traffic violations. Points are given based on the severity of the traffic violation or accident. If an individual receives more than 200 points in a 3 year period, they face driver’s license suspension. Driver’s under the age of 21 who receive more than 70 points in a 3 year period also face the same penalty.

Points Distribution

Reckless Driving80
Speeding (depending on severity)37 – 75
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way60
Following too Closely (tailgating)60
Wrong Side of Road60
Wrong Way on One-Way Street60
Red Light50
Stop Sign50
Improper Lookout50
Improper Passing50
Negligent Collision50
Other Moving Violations40

Please note, that the traffic judge has leeway in point distribution and can make adjustments +/- 10% (except for speeding tickets). Half of the points are removed after 1 year without convictions. The remaining points are removed after 2 years without further convictions. 50 points can be removed once every three years if the individual attends a defensive driving course.

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