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A VIRGINIA DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The following was taken from the DMV's Brochure:
A Different Kind of crash Course.:

Nationwide a vehicle crash occurs every five seconds. Roughly, more than 147,737 vehicle crashes occurred on
Virginia's highways last year. The odds are one out of four that you will be involved in a crash during your lifetime.

To reduce these odds, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has created a different kind of crash course.
Our Driver Improvement Program rewards safe drivers and warns potentially unsafe drivers in advance. It helps
educate drivers who have developed risky driving practices and it takes dangerous drivers off the road. Here's
how it works.

What does the point system say about you?

DMV uses a point system to rate drivers. You receive demerit points for unsafe driving and safe driving points for
good driving.

Demerit Points are assigned when you commit a traffic violation. Different violations carry different point
assignments, depending on the seriousness of the offense. For example, you will receive three demerit points if
you make an improper U-turn. However, you will receive six demerit points if you speed 20 miles per hour or
more above the posted speed limit. Demerit points remain valid two years from the date you commit an offense.

Safe Driving Points are assigned for each full calendar year that you hold a valid Virginia driver?s license and
drive without any violations or suspensions. In some cases, you may also earn safe driving points by completing
a driver improvement clinic. You can accumulate a total of five safe driving points and you may use these safe
driving points to offset demerit points.

Demerit Points Can Add Up
Each time you commit a traffic offense, DMV adds additional demerit points to your record. This can add up to big
trouble for some drivers.
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Six Point Violations

Reckless Driving/Speeding

Reckless driving - speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
Reckless driving - speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
Reckless driving - racing (11 years)
Reckless driving - passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
Reckless driving - passing a school bus (11 years)
Reckless driving - passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
Reckless driving - passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
Reckless driving - passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Reckless driving - driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Reckless driving - driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
Reckless driving - failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
Reckless driving - faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
Reckless driving - on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
Reckless driving - with an obstructed view (11 years)
Reckless driving - generally (11 years)
Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Driving Under the Influence
Driving while intoxicated (11 years)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (11 years)
Driving under the influence of drugs (11 years)
Driving after illegally consuming alcohol (persons under age 21) (3 years)
Driving while intoxicated - maiming (11 years)
Involuntary manslaughter/alcohol (11 years)
Refusing blood/breath test (11 years)
Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated (11 years)
Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated - maiming (11 years)
Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated - involuntary manslaughter (11 years)
Manslaughter
Manslaughter (11 years)
Involuntary manslaughter (11 years)
Involuntary manslaughter/aggravated (11 years)
Habitual Offenders
Driving after being declared a habitual offender (11 years)
Authorizing person suspended for habitual offender and/or driving while intoxicated to drive (3 years)
Licenses/Permits
Driving on suspended license (11 years)
Driving while your license is suspended or revoked (11 years)
Driving while your license is suspended or revoked for non-payment of court fines and costs (11 years)
Driving under suspension or revocation before giving proof of financial responsibility (11 years)
Commercial Motor Vehicles
Driving commercial motor vehicle while disqualified (*)
Driving commercial motor vehicle with blood alcohol .04 or more (*)
Driving commercial motor vehicle with blood alcohol .08 or more (*)
Driving commercial motor vehicle under influence of drugs (*)
Driving commercial motor vehicle under influence of drugs/alcohol (*)
Refusing blood/breath test while operating commercial motor vehicle (*)
Violating out of service order (11 years)
Other Violations
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash - injury (11 years)
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash - death (11 years)
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash - property damage of $1000 or more (11 years)
Emergency vehicle violation - death (11 years)
Vehicular assault or willful stopping, impeding or damaging vehicle (11 years)
Blocking access to service facility (11 years)
Attempting to elude police
felony offense (11 years)
misdemeanor offense (3 years)
Passing stopped school bus (non-reckless) (3 years)
Operating unsafe vehicle (3 years)


Four Point Violations
Reckless Driving/Speeding


Reckless driving - failure to stop before entering a highway (11 years)
Speeding (5 years)
Speeding 10-14 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Speeding 15-19 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)

Passing

Passing when unsafe (3 years)
Passing to the left of approaching vehicle (3 years)
Stopping/Yielding
Failure to drive to the right and stop for police/fire/emergency vehicle (3 years)
Failure to stop for pedestrian with white cane (3 years)
Failure to stop and yield right-of-way (3 years)
Failure to yield right-of-way (3 years)
Failure to yield when turning left (3 years)
Failure to yield to funeral procession (3 years)
Keeping to the Right
Failure to drive on right half of highway or street (3 years)
Failure to keep to the right when crossing an intersection (3 years)
Driving to the left of rotary traffic island (3 years)
Following/Signaling
Following too closely (3 years)
Failure to signal before moving from curb (3 years)
Improper signal (3 years)
Railroad Crossings
Failure to obey railroad crossing signal (3 years)
Failure to stop at railroad grade crossing (3 years)
Failure to keep to the right at a railroad crossing (3 years)
Failure to stop passenger-carrying vehicle at railroad grade crossing (3 years)
Railroad crossing/stopping (3 years)
Improper operation of crawler-type tractor over railroad crossing (3 years)
Railroad Crossings (Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers)
Failure to slow down/stop at a railroad crossing (*)
Failure to have sufficient space to drive through a railroad crossing (*)
Failure to obey traffic control device or enforcement official at a railroad crossing (*)
Failure to have sufficient undercarriage clearance at a railroad crossing (*)
Other Violations
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash, unattended property, damage in excess of $500 (11 years)
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash, property damage (3 years)
Emergency vehicle violation - property damage (5 years)
Emergency vehicle violation - injury (5 years)
Aggressive driving (5 years)
Failure to obey traffic signal (3 years)
Failure to obey lane directional signal (3 years)
Failure to obey highway lane markings (3 years)
Improper backing, stopping or turning (3 years)
Driving the wrong way on one-way highway or street (3 years)
Impeding/disrupting funeral procession (3 years)
Disregarding police officer's signal to stop (3 years)
Disregarding crossing guard/officer's signal (3 years)

Three Point Violations

Speeding

Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Impeding traffic, slow speed (5 years)

Passing/Driving

Improper passing (3 years)
Improper passing on the right (3 years)
Improper driving (3 years)
Improper stopping on highway (3 years)
Changing course after signaling (3 years)
Coasting with gears in neutral (3 years)
Failure to give way in favor of overtaking vehicle (3 years)
Failure to give way when abreast of another car (3 years)
Driving through safety zone (3 years)
Driving over fire hose (3 years)
Unauthorized use of crossover on controlled highway (3 years)
Driving/riding on sidewalk (3 years)
Turning/Backing
Improper turn (3 years)
Improper U-turn (3 years)
Violation of right turn on red (3 years)
Violation of left turn on red (3 years)
Signs/Signals
Failure to obey highway sign (3 years)
Evading traffic control device (3 years)
Lights
Driving without lights/excessive lights (3 years)
Failure to dim headlights (3 years)
Parking without proper lights displayed (3 years)
Inadequate hazard lights (3 years)
Licenses/Permits
No Virginia driver's license (3 years)
No Virginia license plate (3 years)
Failure to obtain a driver's license (3 years)
No driver's license - vehicle/motorcycle (3 years)
Failure to have license revalidated (3 years)
Learner's permit violation (3 years)
Permitting unlicensed person to drive (3 years)
Driving in violation of restricted license (restrictions related to physical limitation, such as mechanical
control device) (3 years)
Commercial Motor Vehicles
Driving commercial motor vehicle with alcohol in blood (*)
Driving commercial motor vehicle without license (3 years)
Driving commercial motor vehicle with more than 1 driver's license (3 years)
Driving commercial motor vehicle without endorsement(s) (3 years)
Commercial driver's license/instruction permit violation (3 years)
Driving commercial motor vehicle in left lane of interstate (3 years)
Driving in excess of 13 hours in a 24-hour period (3 years)
Driving public passenger-carrying vehicle under age (3 years)
Driving bus transporting school children without a safety belt (3 years)
Driving school bus without license (3 years)
Driving school bus under age (3 years)
Other Violations
Failure to stop at the scene of a crash, unattended property (3 years)
Failure to leave the scene of a crash at the direction of officer (3 years)
Failure to report a crash, unattended property, less than $250 damage (3 years)
Following/parking within 500 feet of fire apparatus (3 years)
Emergency vehicle violation (3 years)
Drinking while driving (3 years)
Improper driving/riding motorcycle (3 years)
Driving with TV screen visible to driver (3 years)
Driving while using earphones (3 years)
Passenger restriction violation (3 years)
Drive in violation of curfew (3 years)



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other unforseen circumstances!
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