Missouri Traffic Point System

Missouri Traffic Point System

As you've probably heard before, knowledge is power and the outstanding attorneys at The Gartner Law Firm want you to be informed. That's why we're providing you with everything you need to know about the Missouri Traffic Point System, so take a look and then give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. 

Introduction to the Missouri Point System

The Department of Revenue adds points to your record when it receives notice that you were convicted of a moving violation - a traffic violation while your vehicle was in motion.

The number of points you receive for a conviction depends on moving violation of which you are convicted. For example, a conviction for speeding in violation of a municipal ordinance will result in 2 points being added to your license while a conviction for speeding in violation of state law will result in 3 points being added to your license. A conviction for leaving the scene of an accident in violation of state law will result in 12 points being added to (and the immediate suspension of) your license. 

State law violations and their point values

VIOLATION 
* Speeding (3 points)
* Careless & Imprudent Driving  (4 points)
* Knowingly Allowing an Unlicensed 
   Driver to Drive  (4 points)
* A Felony Involving a Motor Vehicle (12 points)
* Obtaining a Driver License by 
   Misrepresentation (12 points)
* Operating a Vehicle While 
   Suspended or Revoked (12 points)
 * Accumulation of Points | Suspension and Revocation (12 points)

Accumulation of Points | Suspension and Revocation

Point Accumulation Advisory Letter
 * 4 Points in 12 Months.
  • If you accumulate 4 points in 12 months, the Dept. of Revenue will send you a point accumulation advisory 
Suspension
* 8 Points in 18 Months.
  • If you accumulate 8 or more points in 18 months, the Dept. of Revenue will suspend your driving privilege.
    • 1st suspension - 30 days
    • 2nd suspension - 60 days
    • 3rd or more suspensions - 90 days 
Revocation
* 12 or more points in 12 months.
* 18 or more points in 24 months.
* 24 or more points in 36 months.
  • If you accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months, 18 or more points in 24 months or 24 or more points in 36 months, t he Dept. of Revenue will revoke your driving privilege for one year.

Call (636) 397-2111 if you have any questions!

Reinstatement

To reinstate your driving privilege for a point suspension or revocation you must provide the following:
  • Non-alcohol related: Proof of insurance (SR-22) and $20 reinstatement fee.
  • Alcohol related: Proof of insurance (SR-22), $45 reinstatement fee and completion of SATOP.
Point Reduction
When your driving privilege is reinstated, the Department of Revenue reduces your total points to 4. 
Every year you drive without getting new points on your record, the points will be reduced:
  • 1 year - total remaining points reduced by one-third
  • 2 years - remaining points reduced by one-half
  • 3 years - points reduced to zero
Though your points may be reduced to zero, certain types of convictions may remain listed permanently on your Missouri driver record.

The NEW RSMo 302.302

The Missouri Point System Statute
Became Effective 9/30/05
Point system--assessment for violation--assessment of points stayed, when, procedure.

 302.302
1. The director of revenue shall put into effect a point system for the suspension and revocation of licenses. Points shall be assessed only after a conviction or forfeiture of collateral. The initial point value is as follows:
  • (1) Any moving violation of a state law or county or municipal or federal traffic ordinance or regulation not listed in this section, other than a violation of vehicle equipment provisions or a court-ordered supervision as provided in section 302.303  (2 points)
    • (except any violation of municipal stop sign ordinance where no accident is involved) ( 1 point)
  •  (2) Speeding In violation of a state law (3 points)
    •  In violation of a county or municipal ordinance (2 points)
  •  (3) Leaving the scene of an accident in violation of section 577.060, RSMo  (12 points)
    •  In violation of any county or municipal ordinance  (6 points)
  •   (4) Careless and imprudent driving in violation of subsection 4 of section 304.016, RSMo  (4 points)
    •  In violation of a county or municipal ordinance  (2 points)
  •  (5) Operating without a valid license in violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020
    • For the first conviction  (2 points)
    • For the second conviction  (4 points)
    • For the third conviction  (6 points)
  •  (6) Operating with a suspended or revoked license prior to restoration of operating privileges (12 points)
  •   (7) Obtaining a license by misrepresentation (12 points)
  •  (8) For the first conviction of driving while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs (8 points)
  •   (9) For the second or subsequent conviction of any of the following offenses however combined: driving while in an intoxicated condition, driving under the influence of controlled substances or drugs or driving with a blood alcohol content of eight-hundredths of one percent or more by weight  (12 points)
  •   (10) For the first conviction for driving with blood alcohol content eight-hundredths of one percent or more by weight In violation of state law (8 points)
    •  In violation of a county or municipal ordinance or federal law or regulation (8 points)
  •  (11) Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle (12 points)
  •  (12) Knowingly permitting unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle (4 points)
  •  (13) For a conviction for failure to maintain financial responsibility pursuant to county or municipal ordinance or pursuant to section 303.025, RSMo (4 points)

2. The director shall, as provided in subdivision (5) of subsection 1 of this section, assess an operator points for a conviction pursuant to subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020, when the director issues such operator a license or permit pursuant to the provisions of sections 302.010 to 302.340.

3. An additional two points shall be assessed when personal injury or property damage results from any violation listed in subsection 1 of this section and if found to be warranted and certified by the reporting court.

4. When any of the acts listed in subdivision (2), (3), (4) or (8) of subsection 1 of this section constitutes both a violation of a state law and a violation of a county or municipal ordinance, points may be assessed for either violation but not for both. Notwithstanding that an offense arising out of the same occurrence could be construed to be a violation of subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section, no person shall be tried or convicted for more than one offense pursuant to subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section for offenses arising out of the same occurrence.

5. The director of revenue shall put into effect a system for staying the assessment of points against an operator. The system shall provide that the satisfactory completion of a driver-improvement program or, in the case of violations committed while operating a motorcycle, a motorcycle-rider training course approved by the director of the department of public safety, by an operator, when so ordered and verified by any court having jurisdiction over any law of this state or county or municipal ordinance, regulating motor vehicles, other than a violation committed in a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 302.700, shall be accepted by the director in lieu of the assessment of points for a violation pursuant to subdivision (1), (2) or (4) of subsection 1 of this section or pursuant to subsection 3 of this section. For the purposes of this subsection, the driver-improvement program shall meet or exceed the standards of the National Safety Council's eight-hour "Defensive Driving Course" or, in the case of a violation which occurred during the operation of a motorcycle, the program shall meet the standards established by the director of the department of public safety pursuant to sections 302.133 to 302.138. 

The completion of a driver-improvement program or a motorcycle-rider training course shall not be accepted in lieu of points more than one time in any thirty-six-month period and shall be completed within sixty days of the date of conviction in order to be accepted in lieu of the assessment of points. Every court having jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall, within fifteen days after completion of the driver-improvement program or motorcycle-rider training course by an operator, forward a record of the completion to the director, all other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding. The director shall establish procedures for record keeping and the administration of this subsection.
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