- updated: Jul. 09, 2020
Driving is not a right but a privilege. The Department of Motor Vehicles has the power to take away or suspend your privilege to drive. If your privilege is suspended and you continue to drive, you can be arrested, charged with a crime and serve a jail sentence.
NEWLY LICENSED DRIVERS
Newly licensed drivers are on PROBATION for 6 months after the date they pass the road test. If you are on PROBATION and get a ticket and are convicted of SPEEDING, TAILGATING, RECKLESS DRIVING or ANY TWO MOVING VIOLATIONS, your license will be SUSPENDED for 60 days!! And, the six month probationary period starts again.
POINT & CONVICTION RELATED SUSPENSIONS
Your license can be suspended if within any 18 month period of time, you are convicted of
11 or more DMV Points,
3 SPEEDING charges, or
2 SPEEDING IN WORK ZONE charges, or
1 SPEEDING (41+ mph over speed limit) charge.
RESTRICTED OR CONDITIONAL USE LICENSES
Any SINGLE MOVING VIOLATION will result in a license suspension!!
OTHER COMMON SUSPENSIONS
Failure To Answer A Ticket
Failure To Pay A Fine
Insurance Lapse or Conviction for Uninsured Operation
Failure To Pay Driver Responsibility Assessment
Failure To File An Accident Report
Failure To Pay Child Support
Failure To Pay Judgment In An Automobile Lawsuit.