Sample Schedule of NC DMV License Points

  • 12 Points on your license
    • Manslaughter (negligent homicide) resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle
    • Prearranged highway racing or knowingly lending your vehicle to be used in a prearranged race
    • Failure to stop and render aid when involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury or death (felony hit-and-run)
    • DWI with an alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more
    • DWI while driving a commercial vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.04% or more
    • Transportation of intoxicating liquors for the purpose of sale
  • 10 Points on your license
    • Highway racing (not prearranged race) or knowingly lending your vehicle to be used in (non-prearranged) highway racing
  • 8 Points on your license
    • Operating a motor vehicle during a period of revocation or suspension of either the driver’s license or vehicle registration.  (Misdemeanor)
  • 5 Points on your license
    • Passing a stopped school bus
  • 4 Points on your license
    • Reckless driving (Misdemeanor)
    • Hit and run, property damage only (Misdemeanor) (If personal injury = Felony)
    • Following too closely
    • Driving on wrong side of road
    • Illegal passing
    • Speeding in excess of 75 miles per hour (mph) when posted limit is less  that 70 mph. (Misdemeanor)
    • Speeding in excess of 80 mph when limit is 70 mph or greater
    • Driving by a person under 21 after consuming alcohol or drugs
  • 3 Points on your license
    • Running through a stop sign
    • Speeding in excess of 55 miles per hour
    • Failing to yield right-of-way
    • Running a red light
    • No driver’s license or license expired more than one year
    • Failure to stop for siren
    • Driving through safety zone
    • No liability insurance
    • Failure to report accident where such report is required
    • Speeding in a school zone in excess of the posted school zone speed limit
  • 2 Points on your license
    • All other moving violations
    • Failure to properly restrain a child in a child restraint or seat belt
    • Speeding more than 10 mph over the limit, if total speed was in excess of 55 mph but less than 76 mph
    • Following too closely
    • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • 1 Point on your license
    • Littering (G.S.14-399) involving use of motor vehicle
  • 0 Points on your license
    • Seat Beat Violation
      Improper Equipment
    • Plates/registration/muffler/inspection sticker display


In addition to affecting your driver’s license, conviction for moving violations can have a significant impact on your insurance premiums.  These rate increases will stay in place for three full years until the violation comes off of your record.


1 point equals a 25% increase in your rate
2 points equal a 45% increase in your rate
3 points equal a 65% increase in your rate
4 points equal a 90% increase in your rate
5 points equal a 120% increase in your rate
6 points equal a 150% increase in your rate
7 points equal a 180% increase in your rate
8 points equal a 220% increase in your rate
9 points equal a 260% increase in your rate

10 points equal a 300% increase in your rate
11 points equal a 350% increase in your rate

12 points equal a 400% increase in your rate


Call K² Legal Services today to get an assessment of your best options for addressing these violations without a negative impact on your driver’s license or insurance rates.