In the state of Florida it is not just the traffic citations you receive in-state that you need to worry about. Florida also records every traffic citation you receive outside the state as well. That means if you’re speeding in Georgia, points will be added to your Florida license as a result. Not only that, but if you fail to pay an out-of-state ticket Florida can and likely will suspend your driving privileges as a result.

From the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website:

Any unpaid ticket reported by another state will result in the suspension of your Florida license. If this has happened you must contact the county where you received the ticket and obtain a receipt with the Court seal. You must present this receipt to DHSMV via fax (850-617-5178), or mail, or in person at any Florida Driver License Office. There will be a D6 suspension reinstatement fee due if the ticket was paid after the Florida suspension date. If you are not sure if you owe the D6 suspension reinstatement fee or have trouble contacting the county where you received the ticket, please call 850-617-2000 or inquire at your local Driver License Office in person.

If a ticket is listed incorrectly on your Florida driving record, please contact the Customer Service Center at 850-617-2000.

Any drivers who receives more than 12 points on their license in a 12 month period will have their Florida driving license suspended. Just to be clear, here is the breakdown regarding points earned on your license resulting in suspension of driving privileges:

The department is authorized to suspend the license of any person who has accumulated 12 or more points within one year. Points are calculated by the date you received the ticket.

12 points accumulated in 12 months will result in a 30 day suspension of your driving privilege.

18 points accumulated in 18 months (including points from a 12 point suspension) will result in a 3-month suspension of your driving privilege.

24 points accumulated in 36 months (including points from a 12 point and /or 18 point suspension) will result in a one-year suspension of your driving privilege.