Understanding Traffic Ticket Driver License Points

Did you know? As few as 12 points on your South Carolina driver's license equals a suspension.

Traffic Violations And The Points They Are Worth

Many South Carolina drivers are aware of the driver's license point system, but may not know when they are placed on a driving record and when.

To get a perspective, here are a several examples:

These Traffic Violations Could Get You Two Points

  • Speeding 10 mph or less above the limit
  • Improper lane change, defective taillight
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to dim lights

These Traffic Violations Could Get You Four Points

  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding more than 10 but less than 25 mph above the limit
  • Illegal turns
  • Illegal passing
  • Ignoring a traffic device

These Traffic Violations Could Get You Six Points

  • Reckless driving
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Speeding more than 25 mph above the limit

Facing a traffic ticket or citation? A lawyer can go a long way in helping to mitigate the consequences you face. In fact, depending on the circumstances, an attorney can get your charges changed to a nonmoving violation — or even dismissed.

Contact our team today to find out how we can help you. Call 803-407-4140. Free consults.