Driver’s License Points

Driver’s license points are assessed by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). A driver who accumulates twelve (12) or more points within a three year period may have their license revoked. A subsequent point accumulation of eight (8) points during the three years following a reinstatement gives rise to a subsequent revocation.

DMV Points



Driving While Impaired


Passing a stopped school bus

Aggressive driving


Reckless driving

Hit-and-run (misdemeanor – property damage only)

Illegal passing

Following too closely

Driving on wrong side of the road

Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrian pursuant to G.S. 20-158(b)(2)(b)

Failure to yield right-of-way to bicycle, motor scooter, or motorcycle


Driving with no license or a license expired for more than one year (NOL)

Stop light or stop sign violation

Speeding in excess of 55 mph

Failing to yield right-of-way

Failure to stop for siren

No liability insurance

Speeding in a school zone in excess of the posted school zone speed limit

Failure to report accident where such report is required

Driving through safety zone


Failure to properly restrain a child in a restraint or seat belt

All other moving violations


Littering pursuant to G.S. 14-399 when the littering involves the use of a motor vehicle


Improper equipment, registration, plates, inspection sticker, or muffler

Seat belt violation


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