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Colorado DMV Point System | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

 

The following is a breakdown of the point system the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles uses in determining whether to suspend your license:


DUI (alcohol or drugs): 12 points

 

DWAI: 8 points

 

Leaving an accident scene: 12 points

 

Speet contests: 12 points

 

Reckless driving: 8 points

 

Failure to yield right-of-way: 4 points

 

Speeding 5 to 9 mph over limit: 1 point

 

Speeding 10 to 19 mph over limit: 4 points

 

Speeding 20 to 39 mph over limit: 8 points

 

Speeding 40+ mph over limit: 12 points

 

Failure to show proof of insurance: 4 points

 

Improper passing: 4 points

 

Failure to stop for a school bus: 6 points

 

Driving on wrong side of road: 4 points

 

Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance: 4 points

 

Improper passing: 4 points

 

Failure to observe traffic sign or signal: 4 points

 

Improper turn: 3 points

 

Driving through safety zone: 3 points

 

Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street: 3 points

 

Failure to signal or improper signal: 2 points

 

Failure to yield to emergency vehicle: 4 points

 

Improper backing: 2 points

 

Failure to dim or turn on lights: 2 points

 

Operating an unsafe vehicle: 2 points