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Driving is a Privilege

Don't Lose It

Driving privileges can be restricted or taken away from you for a number of reasons including:

Traffic conviction while on a Learner’s License
You cannot apply for an Intermediate License for one year from the conviction date or until turning 18 years old, whichever happens first.

6 points on driving record within a 12-month period
Your driving will be limited to “business purposes only” for 12 months or until you turn 18 years old, whichever happens first. The restriction is extended 90 days for each additional point during the restriction period.

Blood alcohol level of .02% or more
The licenses of drivers under 21 years old are administratively suspended for six months if they have a blood alcohol level of .02 or more. A second offense results in a one-year suspension. The first offense for refusing to submit to testing results in a suspension of twelve months; a second offense results in an 18-month administrative suspension.

School truancy
Your license can be suspended for truancy and it will remain suspended until you provide proof of school attendance for 30 consecutive days.

Tobacco and/or Nicotine products possession conviction
If you are under 18 years of age and convicted of possession of tobacco or nicotine products, your license will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days.

Driving is a Privilege - Don't Lose It
This chart shows the number of points assessed to a driver’s record when convicted of a traffic offense.


Driving Violation Points
Less than 15 mph over the speed limit 3
More than 15 mph over the speed limit 4
Speeding resulting in a crash 6
Moving Violations
Driving during restricted hours 3
Moving violation 3
Moving violation resulting in a crash 4
Reckless driving 4
Improper lane change 3

Your parent or legal guardian, can pull your license if you are under 18.

LINK to Florida's general information on points.

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