Driver Services

Driver Improvement

Points Assessment

Each time you are convicted or forfeit bail for a moving traffic violation, points are assessed against your permanent driving record. If you accumulate 8 or more points in any 12-month period, you may be required to attend Traffic Survival School (TSS), or your driving privilege may be suspended up to 12 months. This table shows how points are assessed according to the infraction committed.

Violation Points
DUI 8
Extreme DUI 8
Reckless driving 8
Aggressive driving 8
Leaving the scene of accident, hit-and-run 6
Failure to stop for a traffic signal, stop sign or to yield the right-of-way, causing death 6
Failure to stop for a traffic signal, stop sign or to yield the right-of-way, causing serious injury 4
Speeding 3
Driving over or parking in a gore area 3
All other moving violations 2

MVD may suspend or revoke your driving privilege if you

  • have been convicted of frequent, serious offenses that show disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of others.
  • have been convicted of reckless driving or are a repeat reckless or negligent driver.
  • are medically unsafe to drive a motor vehicle.
  • have committed or permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of your driver license.
  • have been convicted of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or toxic vapors.
  • have been arrested for refusal to take or successfully complete a chemical test (alcohol/drug content).
    • The penalty for refusal or unsuccessful completion is a 12-month suspension of your driver license, or two years for a second or subsequent refusal within an 84-month period.
  • are under 21 and have been convicted of receiving, consuming or possessing alcohol.
  • are under 21 and have been convicted of any illegal drug violation.
  • have an unresolved judgment from another state.
  • have committed an offense for which mandatory revocation of the driving privilege is required upon conviction.

Following the suspension or revocation period of your license, you must pay the appropriate application fee to reinstate your license. In addition, you may be subject to an investigation and you may be required to file an SR-22 Certificate of Insurance.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.