Accumulating Points on Your Ohio Driver’s License

In the state of Ohio, various traffic violations and convictions can add demerit points to your driving record that accumulate over time resulting in larger, more serious punishments.   If you accumulate 12 points on your driving record over a period of 2 years, the courts will impose a 6 month suspension of your driving license.

A suspension like this can cause a serious inconvenience for a working professional, not to mention the penalties you normally face with your insurance provider for diminishing your driving record.  These things can be expensive and it usually takes an experienced Columbus Traffic Attorney to reduce your punishment and clear your points.

Here is a list of traffic offenses that can result in points on your license, based on the Ohio Revised Code 2014.

 

OFFENSE POINTS OHIO REVISED CODE REF
DUI-OVI Alcohol/Liquor/Drugs 6 4511.19A
DR Without Vehicle’s Owner Consent 6 2913.03
Motor Vehicle Felony 6 2913.02
Hit Skip/Leave Scene 6 4549.02/021
Driving Under Suspension/Revocation 6 4510.11 (C)(1)
Drag Racing/Street 6 4511.251
Flee/Elude Officer 6 2921.331 (A) & (B)
Stop Sign 2 4511.43
Traffic Control Lights 2 4511.13-15
Violation at RR Crossing 2 4511.61-64
Traffic Cont Dev/Signs 2 4511.12
Hit-Skip Private Prop 2 4549.03
Vehicular Assault 6 2903.08 (A)(2)
Speed (# in excess of speed) 4/2/0 4511.21
Slow Speed 2 4511.22
Driving Under FRA Suspension 6 4510.16(A)
Following To Close 2 4511.34
Speed (# in excess of speed) 4/2/0 4511.21
Speed Commercial 4/2/0 4506.16
Disregard of Safety 4 4511.20
Disregard of Safety on Private Property 2 4511.201
One Way Traffic Violation 2 4511.32
Driving Left of Center 2 4511.29-30
Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian/Blind Person 2 4511.46-47
Crossing Yellow Line 2 4511.30
Right Side of Roadway 2 4511.25
Crossing Divided Hwy 2 4511.35
Traffic Lanes/Lines/Safety Zone Violation 2 4511.30-60
Failure to Yield the Right of Way 2 4511.41-42
Opposing Vehicular Traffic Violation 2 4511.26
Improper Passing 2 4511.28
Violation When Being Passed 2 4511.27
Stopped School Bus Violation 2 4511.75
Operating without Due Regard for Private Prop. 2 4511.201
Unsafe Operation on Private Property 2 MUNICIPAL CODE
Reckless Operation on Private Property 2 MUNICIPAL CODE
Without Due Regard 4 4511.201
Unsafe Operation 4 MUNICIPAL CODE
Reckless Operation 4 4510.15
Disobey/Interfere Police Order 2 4513.36
Assured Clear Dist 2 4511.21(A)
Violation of Starting/Backing 2 4511.38
Driving on Closed Hwy 2 4511.71
Dropping/Placing Material on Roadway 2 4511.74
Violation of Restriction 2 4510.11
No Drivers License 2 4510.12(A)
Loss-Physical Cont of Vehicle 2 MUNICIPAL CODE
Prohibited U-Turn 2 4511.37
Improper/Prohibited Turn 2 4511.36
Violation of Not Using Turn Signals 2 4511.39
Failure to Turn 2 4511.36
Failure to Control – Auto Accident 2 4511.202
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide 6 2903.06A (2)
Driving Under DUI-OVI Suspension 6 4510.14
Aggravated Vehicular Assault w/Alcohol 6 2903.08
Aggravated Vehicular Assault 6 2903.08(A)(1)
Vehicular Homicide w/Alcohol 6 2903.06(A)(1)
Involuntary Manslaughter w/Alcohol 6 2903.04D
Physical Control – Vehicular Intoxicated 2 Pending Legal Opinion
Impaired Alertness (CDL) 2 4511.79(A)
OVUAC – Underage DUI 4 4511.19B
Failure to Control/Weaving 2 MUNICIPAL CODE
4th DUI-OVI-Felony 6 4511.19/99
No Temporary Permit/No Adult 2 4507.05 F1
Curfew Violation of Temporary Permit 2 4507.05 F2
Curfew Violation of Driving License 2 4507.07 1B
Failure to Yield to a Funeral Procession 2 4511.451
Unsafe Operation Around Emergency Vehicle 2 4511.213
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide with Alcohol 6 2903.06(A)(1)
Vehicular Manslaughter 6 2903.06(A)(4)
Vehicular Homicide 6 2903.06(A)(3)
Failure to Reinstate Drivers License 6 4510.21 (B)
Involuntary Manslaughter 6 2903.04
Driving Under 12 Point Suspension 2 4510.037(J)
Weigh Station Violations 2 4511.121
Vehicle Controlled Substance 6 4506.15-16
DUI-OVI Refusal 6 4511.19(A)(2)
Driving w/o required endorsement 2 4506.03(A)(1)
Unreasonable for Conditions 2 4511.21(A)
Driving Commercial Vehicle While Disqualified 2 4506.15(A)8
Fatality thru Negligent Operation of Comm. Vehicle 2 4506.15(A)9
Driving CMV Without Obtaining a CDL 2 4506.16(D)1
Driving Comm. Vehicle w/o CDL in Possession 2 4506.03(A)1
OVI/BAC .17 or above 6 4511.19(A)(1) f, g, h, i
Unsafe Operation/Passengers 2 4511.51(D)(E)(F)
Obstructed View 2 4511.70
Headphones 2 4511.84
Towing Violation 2 4513.32

 

To obtain a copy of your Ohio driving record report, you can request one from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Often times, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will allow you to attend a driving safety course approved by the Bureau to extend the maximum allowed points in a 2 year period from 12 to 14.  If you have excessive points on your Ohio driving record, contact Probst Law today for a free consultation.