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If you are convicted of a traffic violation in the State of Colorado the court will notify the Division of Motor Vehicles of the conviction. Each conviction will cause a certain number of points be placed on your driving record. If you get too many points within a certain amount of time you can lose your driver's license. The number of points that you can get against you depends upon your age. The following are point accumulations that can result in suspension of your driving privileges by age.

If you are an Adult Driver (21 years of age or older):

  • 12 points in 12 consecutive months
  • 18 points in 24 consecutive months

If you are a Minor Driver (18 years of age through 20 years of age):

  • 9 points in 12 consecutive months
  • 12 points in 24 consecutive months
  • 14 or more points while you are between the ages of 18-21

If you are under the age of 18 years old:

  • 6 points in 12 consecutive months
  • 7 points prior to turning 18 years old

There are many ways that you can get too many points against your driver's license below are driving offense and the points that are assessed for each violation or conviction.

Driving Offense Points
DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol) 12 points
DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) 12 points
Leaving the Scene of an Accident 12 points
Eluding a Police Officer 12 points
Speed Contests 12 points
Speeding (40 MPH over the speed limit) 12 points
DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) 8 points
Reckless Driving 8 points
Speeding (20-30 MPH over speed limit) 6 points
Failure to stop for a school bus 6 points
Careless Driving 4 points
Driving on the wrong side of the road 4 points
No Insurance or Proof of Insurance 4 points
Improper Passing 4 points
Failure to observe traffic sign or signal 4 points
Failure to yield to emergency vehicle 4 points
Speeding (10-19 MPH over speed limit) 4 points
Failure to yield right of way 3 points
Driving through safety zone 3 points
Driving in wrong lane and direction 3 points
Failure to signal or Improper signal 2 points
Improper backing 2 points
Failure to dim or turn on lights 2 points
Operating an unsafe vehicle 2 points
Speeding (5-9 MPH over speed limit) 1 point

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