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Understanding Illinois DMV Traffic Violation Point System

The Illinois Secretary of State uses a unique point system for traffic offenses. Under Illinois law, if you are under the age of 21, your license will be suspended for two moving violation convictions within 24 months. If you are 21 or older, your license will be suspended for three moving violation convictions within 12 months. The Secretary of State will add up the points assigned to your driving record based on those traffic offenses to determine the length of your driver’s license suspension. The actual point values for some of the most common moving violations are listed below.

Illinois LawTraffic ViolationPoints
625 ILCS 5/11-601Speeding 1-10 MPH above limit5 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601Speeding 11-14 MPH above limit15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601Speeding 15-25 MPH above limit20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a)Speeding 26-34 MPH above limit50 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(b)Speeding 35+ MPH above limit50 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601(a)Speeding too Fast for Conditions10 points
625 ILCS 5/11-601(a)Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident10 points
625 ILCS 5/11-605.1Exceeding the Maximum Speed Limit in a Construction Zone 20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-605.1Aggravated Speeding in a Construction Zone55 points
625 ILCS 5/11-605Exceeding the Maximum Speed Limit in a School Zone20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-605Aggravated Speeding in a School Zone55 points
625 ILCS 5/11-1414Passing School Bus while Loading/Unloading25 points
625 ILCS 5/11-1204(c)Failure to Obey a Yield Sign20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-1204(b)Failure to Obey Stop Sign20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-305 and 5/11-306Running a Red Light20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-701Failure to Drive on Right Side of Roadway20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-704 and 5/11-705Improper Passing20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-707(d)Passing in a No Passing Zone10 points
625 ILCS 5/11-709Improper Lane Usage20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-709.1Passing on Shoulder While Merging into Traffic20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-710Following too Closely25 points
625 ILCS 5/11-503Reckless Driving55 points
625 ILCS 5/11-502Illegal Transportation of Alcohol25 points
625 ILCS 5/11-802Improper U-Turn20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-804Failure to Signal 15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-901Failure to Yield to Vehicles Approaching or Entering an Intersection15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-902Improper Left Turn with Oncoming Traffic25 points
625 ILCS 5/11-905Improper Merging into Traffic20 points
625 ILCS 5/11-907Failure to Yield to Authorized Emergency Vehicles15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-907.5Approaching Disabled Vehicles15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-1002Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian20 points
625 ILCS 5/12-610.2Using an Electronic Communications Device20 points
625 ILCS 5/12-610.1(b)Under Age 19 Using a Cell Phone While Driving10 points
625 ILCS 5/11-406Failure to Report an Accident Involving Property Damage25 Points
625 ILCS 5/11-404Failure to Notify Owner After Collision with Unattended Vehicle or Other Property15 points
625 ILCS 5/11-1201Failure to Stop for Approaching Railroad Train or Signal20 points

The length of the driver’s license suspension for those 21 years of age or older is calculated as follows:

Total PointsPeriod of Suspension
15 to 44 points2-month license suspension
45 to 74 points3-month license suspension
75 to 89 points6-month license suspension
90 to 99 points9-month license suspension
100 to 109 points12-month license suspension
110+ pointsLicense Revocation

The length of the driver’s license suspension for those under the age of 21 is calculated as follows:

Total PointsPeriod of Suspension
10 to 34 points1-month license suspension
35 to 49 points3-month license suspension
50 to 64 points6-month license suspension
65 to 79 points12-month license suspension
80+ pointsLicense Revocation
Contact Our Traffic Attorneys

The traffic attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. represent clients who have received traffic tickets throughout the Chicago area including Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County. Our driver’s license reinstatement lawyers can help you regain your driving privileges if you have had your license suspended or revoked. Even if you have already received a Notice of Suspension from the Illinois Secretary of State, there are still options. We understand the impact that the loss of your driver’s license can have on your life and livelihood.

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