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Philadelphia Driving Points and Penalties Lawyers

Pennsylvania is one of the states that uses a point system to keep track of moving violations. The more points you get, the more penalties you will have to deal with. Insurance premiums can go up and you can even lose your license if you get enough points. To help you get a better idea of how these points work and what to do if you get too many, here’s a quick overview.

How many points are violations worth?

  • 2 points for failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • 2 points for going 6-10 MPH over the speed limit
  • 3 points for failing to stop at a red light
  • 3 points for ignoring a flashing red light
  • 3 points for taking up more than half of the road when there is oncoming traffic
  • 3 points for passing improperly in general
  • 3 points for failing to yield
  • 3 points for speeding in a school zone
  • 3 points for driving carelessly in general
  • 3 points for going 11-15 MPH over the speed limit (with an additional penalty of a 15-day license suspension if it happened in a work zone)
  • 4 points for improper passing while on a hill
  • 4 points and a 30-day suspension for ignoring and passing through a train crossing
  • 4 points for leaving the scene of an accident where there was property damage
  • 4 points for going 16-25 MPH over the speed limit (with an additional penalty of a 15-day license suspension if it happened in a work zone)
  • 5 points and a 60-day license suspension for not stopping for a school bus with flashing red lights
  • 5 points for going 26-30 MPH over the speed limit (with an additional penalty of a 15-day license suspension if it happened in a work zone)
  • 5 points for going 31 MPH or more over the speed limit (with the additional penalty of a 15-day license suspension if it happened in a work zone, as well as additional penalties as determined at your hearing)

What happens when you get six or more points?

The big threshold to keep in mind when it comes to driving violations in Pennsylvania is six points. Once you get six points, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will notify your insurance company. As a result, you may see your monthly premiums go up.

You will also be required to take and pass a written exam. If you don’t do this within 30 days, then your license will be suspended. If you do pass the test, two of the points will go away.

If you hit six points again, you will be required to attend a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation hearing. A failure to appear will suspend your license for 60 days. When you do appear, the hearing will determine exactly what sort of punishment you will receive.

  • You may receive no punishment and no change to your points
  • Your license can be suspended for 15 days, after which two points will be removed from your record
  • You may take a driving exam on the road. If you pass, two points will be removed. If you fail, your license will be suspended until you take the test again and pass.

If you receive six points for a third time, you will have another hearing. Your license will likely be suspended for 30 days and no points will be deducted from your record. A failure to appear results in a suspended license.

For individuals that are 18 or younger, licenses can be immediately suspended if either six points are accumulated or you drive at least 26 MPH over the speed limit.

If someone gets more than 11 points, their license will be suspended immediately. The length of the suspension will correspond to how many suspensions they have received in the past.

  • If an individual had their license suspended once, then their new suspension will last 5 days for every point they have.
  • If an individual had their license suspended twice, the new suspension will last 10 days per point.
  • For three suspensions, 15 days per point.
  • For further suspensions, the new suspension will be one year in length.

How can an attorney help you?

If you’re charged with a traffic violation, then that doesn’t mean the points are on your record for good. A skilled attorney can help you fight the charge and get the points removed.

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