Traffic Points Reduction

  • Although the MVC keeps a permanent record of all the points you’ve earned, it is possible to earn point deductions by remaining violation and suspension-free for one year or by taking qualified driving courses approved by the MVC. 
  • Note: Your insurance company might not factor these deductions into your insurance rate. 
  • You can complete multiple remedial programs to remove points; however, you must follow the timeline for each deduction restriction.
One year with no
violations or
-3Year begins on date of violation or most
recent restoration.
Defensive Driving
-2May be used to
subtract points once every five years.
Driver Improvement Program-3May only be used to subtract points once every two years in
response to MVC proposed action.
Probationary Driver
-3May only be
completed one time when ordered by
MVC to attend.
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