The Point System

The Point System

The system of points recorded on each diplomatic driver’s driving record is based on the numbers found on the chart below. Each infraction has been assigned a proportionate point value. Accumulating eight points in a two-year period on your driving record is cause for review and possible administrative action. A 12- point accumulation within a two-year period will cause your license and driving privileges to be suspended. Habitual violation of traffic laws and/or driving on a suspended driver’s license may result in the revocation of driving privileges and possibly more serious consequences. If necessary, the United States may request the departure of any foreign mission member or family member who demonstrates a serious disregard for U.S. law or public safety.
 

VIOLATION

   POINTS

SPEEDING
20 mph over the speed limit….……...…………
10-19 mph over the speed limit……….………..
1-9 mph over the speed limit………..………...


6
3
2

RECKLESS DRIVING

8

HIT AND RUN
(Failure to stop and identify yourself at the scene of an accident))

11

IMPROPER TURNS

2

SIGNS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
Driving through a stop sign………….…………..
Driving through a red light…………..…………..


2
2

SEAT BELTS
Not wearing a seat belt…………………………..
Child not in a restraining seat or seat belt………………………..................……………

 
3

3

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY

3

LANE CHANGING
Improper lane changing………………………....
Failure to stay in proper lane…………...……….


2
2

RIGHT OF WAY
Failure to yield at a posted sign…………………


2

PASSING
Passing on the wrong side………………………Failure to signal intention to pass………………


2
2