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Driver Points

Demerits are accumulated when you commit a Virginia traffic offense.  The amount of demerits you receive for a Virginia traffic offense will vary, depending of the severity of the offense.  Demerits are an indication that you have been convicted of a Virginia traffic offense.  


The Virginia DMV recognizes the following speeding violations.  Demerits and will be posted to your driving record for the amount of time specified in parentheses:

  • 3-Demerits

Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)

  • 4-Demerits

Speeding 10-14 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Speeding 15-19 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)

  • 6-Demerits

Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Reckless driving - speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
Reckless driving - speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
Reckless driving - driving too fast for conditions (11 years)

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