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    Important Colorado Traffic Violations and The Points If Convicted

    The Colorado Point System

    When driving privileges may be suspended

    The point system is based on the age of the driver and type of license. If you are in one of the following age categories and accumulate points as shown, the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division may suspend your driving privilege for as long as one year.

    Minor driver – 16-18 years of age

    More than five points in 12 months

    More than six points within time period for which license was issued

    Provisional driver – 18-21 years of age

    Nine points in 12 months

    12 points in 24 months

    14 points within time period for which license was issued

    Driver 21 years of age or older

    12 points in 12 months

    18 points in 24 months

    Driver in course of employment* (e.g. Chaffeur)

    16 points in 12 months

    24 points in 24 months

    28 points in 48 months

    Leaving scene of accident (hit and run): 12 points

    Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs: 12 points

    Driving while ability is impaired by alcohol: 8 points

    Speed contests: 12 points

    Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer: 12 points

    Reckless driving: 8 points

    Careless driving: 4 points

    Failure to yield right-of-way: 3 points

    Speeding over posted limit 5-9 mph: 1 points

    Speeding over posted limit 10-19 mph: 4 points

    Speeding over posted limit 20-39 mph: 6 points

    Speeding over posted limit 40-or more mph: 12 points

    Failure to stop for a school bus: 6 points

    Driving on wrong side of road: 4 points

    Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance: 4 points

    Improper passing: 4 points

    Failure to observe traffic sign or signal: 4 points

    Improper turn: 3 points

    Driving through safety zone: 3 points

    Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street: 3 points

    Failure to signal or improper signal: 2 points

    Failure to yield to emergency vehicle: 4 points

    Improper backing: 2 points

    Failure to dim or turn on lights: 2 points

    Operating an unsafe vehicle: 2 points

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