How to get points removed from your license

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The Department of Motor Vehicles prescribes certain rules for traffic regulation. Any kind of infringement is punishable with certain points applied to the driving license according to the seriousness of the act. These points also impact your insurance rates, and the more points you have, the higher the insurance cost will be. So consider ways of removing or reducing these points.

Skill level:


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    Enroll yourself in a driving safety and accident reduction course to educate you on traffic rules and regulations. This can result in a direct reduction of up to four points on your license. If you have seven such points, the DMV may direct you to sessions for improving your driving skills, reducing points by three. Such a removal is permitted only once in five years by the DMV.

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    Get reductions in your points if you are not declared legally violating a rule owing to lack of appropriate proof, even though you have been indicted on a charge.

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    Educate yourself on the prevalent legal regulations so that you may avoid getting points on your license erroneously. If you are not caught driving at 10 mph more than the stipulated limit, if the act has not been committed in a school zone and if you have not been charged before, then you will not get points on your license.

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    Procure a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) where the court validates the charge but allows the defaulter to go without punishment. This will prevent driver's license points being added. In every family, this is permitted for only one person over three years time.

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    Drive properly, and observe all the rules and regulations pertaining to speed limits, overtaking of other vehicles and transport of liquor. Normally, three points will be removed from your license if you successfully complete a year without any violations.

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    Approach the court and plead your case if you feel that you have been unjustly accused or given penalty points. Prove yourself and get the points removed.

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    Take the written test (in some states), pass it successfully and remove two points from your total score.

Tips and warnings

  • Gain a fair idea of DMV rules and regulations in your state. The very purpose of doling out these points as a penalty is to cultivate safe driving habits.

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