Nevada’s Point SystemThe State of Nevada, like most other states, uses a point system. It allows for points to be assigned to your driver license based on the moving violation you received the ticket for. These points will stay on your driving record for a period of time where they may accumulate with additional violations. The accumulation of too many points in too short a period of time can lead to other, more severe penalties. In Nevada, getting 12 points within a one year period can mean an automatic driver license suspension. The good news is that you will have fair warning before you reach that level, as the NDMV will let you know by mail once you have gotten 3 or more points on your record.
Points For Common Infractions
- Reckless Operation: 8 pts.
- Careless Driving: 6 pts.
- Tailgating: 4 pts.
- Failure to Yield: 4 pts.
- Disregarding a traffic device: 4 pts.
- Driving too slow: 2 pts.
- Excessive speed up to 10mph: 1 pt.
- Excessive speed 11-15mph: 2 pts.
- Excessive speed 16-20mph: 3 pts.
- Excessive speed of 21mph or more: 4 pts.
- Speeding by 1-15 mph in a school zone: 4 pts.
- Speeding by 16 mph or more in a school zone: 6 pts.