Speeding tickets result in points and possibly driver’s license suspensions. Excessive speeding results in a driver’s license suspension. Point violations will also increase your car insurance rates. If you have speeding ticket(s), you should immediately contact a lawyer to see if you can reduce expensive fines, not have your driver’s license suspended and not have your car insurance rates increased. Call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us if you received a speeding ticket.
Speeding Lawyer in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania’s Driver’s License Point System, the points for speeding are as follows:
|No. of Points
|Exceeding maximum speed (Miles over Speed Limit) 6 to 10
|11 to 15 (if violation occurs in an active work zone – 15-day suspension)
|16 to 25 (if violation occurs in an active work zone – 15-day suspension)
|26 to 30 (if violation occurs in an active work zone – 15-day suspension)
|31 and Over Departmental Hearing and Sanctions provided under Section 1538(d)(if violation occurs in an active work zone – 15-day suspension)
|Exceeding special speed limit in school zone
|Exceeding special speed limit for trucks on downgrades
An accumulation of points may result is a driver’s license suspension:
If your driving record reaches 6 or more points for the first time, PennDOT will require you to take a special written point examination. The examination will address:
- Knowledge of safe driving practices,
- Knowledge of departmental sanctions, and
- Knowledge of related safety issues.
You have 30 days to successfully pass the exam or else the license will be suspended until the exam is passed. If the exam is passed within the 30-day period, 2 points will be removed from the driving record.
Second Accumulation of 6 Points
If your driving record is reduced below 6 points and then for a second time reaches 6 or more points, PennDOT will require you to attend a Departmental Hearing. At the hearing, a hearing examiner will review the your driving record. After the hearing, the Department may recommend one or more:
- Order a 15 day license suspension,
- Order a special on-road driver’s examination, or
- Take no action.
If your driving privilege is suspended or a special driver’s exam is recommended, 2 points will be removed from your driving record if you pass the exam within 30 days or 2 points will be removed once the 15 day suspension has been served. No points will be removed from your driving record if PennDOT does not initiate a sanction.
Failure to attend this Departmental Hearing will result in a 60-day license suspension.
Third or More Accumulation of 6 Points
If your driving record is reduced below 6 points and for the third or subsequent time reaches 6 or more points, you will have to attend a Departmental Hearing. The hearing examiner will review your driving record. PennDOT will then determine if a 30-day license suspension will be initiated.
Failure to attend this Departmental Hearing will result in the suspension of your driver’s license until you attend the hearing.
If you are convicted for speeding 31 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, you will have to attend a Departmental Hearing. The hearing examiner will review the driving record. Upon the PennDOT’s review of the hearing, one or both of the following will be initiated:
- 15 day license suspension
- Special on-road driver’s examination
If a 15-day suspension is ordered, your driving record will show 5 points upon restoration. No points are removed if a special driver’s examination is initiated and completed.
You should talk to a lawyer if you received a notice from PennDOT that it was suspending your Pennsylvania driver’s license for speeding. Please call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us for a free initial consultation. As your license suspension lawyer, we will provide experienced and aggressive representation you can trust. Your license suspension case is important, and it will receive the personal attention it deserves.