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The Georgia Traffic Violation Point System
The points to be assessed for each offense shall be as provided in the following schedule:
|Aggressive driving||6 points|
|Reckless driving||4 points|
|Unlawful passing of a school bus||6 points|
|Improper passing on a hill or a curve||4 points|
|Exceeding the speed limit by more than 14 miles per hour but less than 19 miles per hour||2 points|
|Exceeding the speed limit by 19 miles per hour or more but less than 24 miles per hour||3 points|
|Exceeding the speed limit by 24 miles per hour or more but less than 34 miles per hour||4 points|
|Exceeding the speed limit by 34 miles per hour or more||6 points|
|Disobedience of any traffic-control device or traffic officer||3 points|
|Too fast for conditions||0 points|
|Possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage while driving||2 points|
|Failure to adequately secure a load, except fresh farm produce, resulting in loss of such load onto the roadway which results in an accident||2 points|
|Violation of child safety restraint requirements, first offense||1 point|
|Violation of child safety restraint requirements, second or subsequent offense||2 points|
|All other moving traffic violations which are not speed limit violations||3 points|
The commissioner shall suspend the driver's license of any person who has accumulated a violation point count of 15 or more points in any consecutive 24-month period, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the most current arrest for which a conviction is obtained. A second or subsequent plea of nolo contendere, within the preceding five years, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which pleas of nolo contendere were accepted to the date of the most current arrest for which a plea of nolo contendere is accepted, to a charge of committing an offense listed in this subsection shall be considered a conviction for the purposes of this Code section. At the end of the period of suspension, the violation point count shall be reduced to zero points.
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By Tony Taylor