Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Lawyers in St. Augustine

The Florida Point System and Traffic Tickets

The primary purpose of traffic laws is to keep vehicular traffic moving smoothly and safely on the roads and I-95. If you are suspected of violating one of these laws, you can be hit with some pretty hefty traffic violation tickets. The more severe the traffic violation, the more severe your consequences will be. These consequences may include fines and mandatory driver improvement school. They will also add points on your driver’s license.

The Point System

The number of points you receive on your license for a traffic violation depends on the severity of the violation. The more severe the traffic violation, the more points you will receive on your license.

If you receive a certain number of points on your license within a specified period, your driver’s license may be suspended. The following table outlines common traffic tickets as well as their point value in the state of Florida:

Driving Violations and Points


  • 15 mph or less over the speed limit [3 points]
  • More than 15 mph over the speed limit [4 points]
  • Speeding resulting in a crash [6 points]

Moving Violation

  • Moving violation (includes driving during restricted hours and parking on a highway outside the limits of a municipality) [3 points]
  • Moving violation resulting in a crash [4 points]
  • Failing to stop at a traffic signal (effective October 1, 2005) [4 points]
  • Passing a stopped school bus [4 points]
  • Reckless driving [4 points]
  • Leaving the scene of a crash resulting in property damage of more than $50 [6 points]
  • Improper lane change [3 points]
  • Violation of a traffic control sign/device [4 points]
  • Open container as an operator [3 points]
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