If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, your driving record may be charged with demerit points. The Court will not determine the number of points assessed against your record. The Court will report the conviction to the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Division will assess the number of points against your record, depending upon the charge. The following point schedule list common traffic violations. Other violations, not listed, may also carry points. If you accumulate 12 points against your driving record within a one-year period by date of violations, your license will be suspended or revoked. If you have questions about the status of your license, you should call the Department of Motor Vehicles License Division directly at (608) 266-2261.
MPH over the limit* Points
10 or less 3
11 – 19 4
20 or more 6
*Exceeding a 55 MPH or higher speed limit by 25 or more MPH will result in a driver license suspension equal to 1 day for every MPH over the posted speed limit.
Other Violations Points
Reckless driving or racing 6
Deviating from a traffic lane 4
Driving wrong side of highway or street 4
Failing to yield right-of-way 4
Failing to yield to emergency vehicle 4
Imprudent driving, driving too fast for conditions, failing
to have vehicle under control 4
Inattentive driving 4
Passing school bus when red lights flashing 4
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE A PROBATIONARY LICENSE, THE POINTS WILL DOUBLE AFTER YOUR FIRST CONVICTION.
Any questions may be directed to the Clerk of Court’s office at (608) 935-0395.
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