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Utah Point System

Provisional Point System

A driver under 21 years of age, who accumulates 70 or more points in three (3) years, may be suspended or denied for one (1) month to a year, depending upon the severity of the record.

Adult Point System

A driver 21 years of age or older, who accumulates 200 or more points in three (3) years, may be suspended for three (3) months to a year, depending upon the severity of the record.

How the Point System Works

Upon forfeiture of bail or conviction of a moving violation, points are assessed to the driving record according to the following schedule. However, points may vary plus or minus 10% depending upon the severity of the citation.  Certain serious violations, such as drunk driving, require mandatory suspension or revocation and are not included in the point system:

Reckless Driving80
Careless Driving50
1-10 M.P.H. Over35
11-20 M.P.H. Over55
21 M.P.H. Over75
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way60
Following Too Close60
Wrong Way on a One-Way Street60
Impeding Traffic50
Red Light50
Stop Sign50
Improper Lookout50
Improper Passing50
Improper Turn50
Negligent Collision50
Texting While Driving50
Other Moving Violations40

By driving safely, you can clear your record.  As an incentive for safety, the point system provides that when you drive one (1) full year without a moving traffic violation conviction, half the points acquired will be removed from your record.  If you drive two (2) successive years without a conviction, all points will be removed. Points for individual convictions are automatically removed from your record three (3) years after the date of the violation.

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

A Defensive Driving Course (DDC) approved by the division may be used for point reduction. This DDC may only be used once every three (3) years and will reduce the points on a record by a maximum of 50 points. Currently, these defensive driving courses are accepted through the Utah Safety Council or National Safety Council. For the purposes of point reduction, you may complete a live 4-hour course or an online course. You can register for these courses by visiting