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With every traffic violation you incur, you are racking up invisible points
with the Texas Department of Public Safety. It’s called the “Driver
Responsibility Program”, and it could cost you a lot if you remain
ignorant of the rules.
The basic principle of a demerit point system for drivers is to keep track
of the type and frequency of traffic violations and even certain criminal
charges like a DWI. Each type of offense has a number of points associated
with it, and when a driver exceeds a certain number of points, he or she
must face additional fines (they would be added on to, for example, paying
a traffic ticket) or even a suspended license. After three years have
passed, demerit points will expire.
In Texas, one moving violation results in two demerit points, and a moving
violation that results in an accident results in three points. If you
reach six points in one year, you must pay applicable surcharges every
year until the offense expires.
In addition to the Driver Responsibility Program, 4 moving violations in
a year or 7 in two years will result in a suspended license, despite the
points you’ve accumulated.
If you reached the six point maximum, you will be billed a $100 surcharge
each year until expires. For each additional point above 6, you’ll
pay an additional $25.
Carroll Troberman, PLLC is home to Austin’s DWI
Contact us today for a free consultation.