The Pennsylvania point system can be very complicated. An accumulation of points may result in increased car insurance premiums, the loss of your job or difficulty obtaining new employment, and possibly even a license suspension.
Experienced Lawyer to Reduce Points in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
You should hire an experienced driver’s license suspension and criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights. As a former Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia and PennDOT lawyer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I have extensive experience with the point system.
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Pennsylvania Driver’s License Point System:
No. of Points
|1512||Violation of restriction on driver’s license – wearing glasses, etc.||2|
|1571||Violation concerning license||3|
|3102||Failure to obey authorized persons directing traffic||2|
|3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii)||Failure to stop for a red light||3|
|3114(a)(1)||Failure to stop for a flashing red light||3|
|3302||Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle||3|
|3303||Improper passing, overtaken driver to maintain speed; passing driver to pull in at safe distance||3|
|3304||Improper passing on the right||3|
|3305||Improper passing on the left, clear distance ahead||3|
|3306(a)(1)||Improper passing on a hill||4|
|3306(a)(2)||Improper passing at a railroad crossing or intersection||3|
|3306(a)(3)||Improper passing at a bridge or tunnel||3|
|3307||Improper passing in a no-passing zone||3|
|3310||Following too closely||3|
|3321||Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection||3|
|3322||Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn||3|
|3323(b)||Failure to stop for stop sign||3|
|3323(c)||Failure to yield at yield sign||3|
The Accumulation of Points May Result in a Pennsylvania Driver’s License Suspension
First Accumulation of 6 Points
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 are removed from the 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.