Monday 01st September 2014,
Fairview Township Police Department

Traffic Points

I received a ticket for an offense.  Does it carry points?

The points system was established assigning points to a driver’s records for certain offenses for the purpose of use, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license.  If you are convicted of the following offenses, these points apply:

Section #

Offense

Points

1512

Violation of restriction on driver’s license

2

1571

Violation concerning license

3

3102

Failure to obey policeman or authorized person

2

3112(a)(3) (i) or (ii)

Failure to stop for a red light

3

3114 (a) (1)

Failure to stop for a flashing red light

3

3302

Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle

3

3303

Improper Passing

3

3310

Following too closely

3

3321

Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection

3

3322

Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn

3

3323 (b)

Failure to stop for stop sign

3

3323 ( c )

Failure to yield at yield sign

3

3324

Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway between intersection

3

3332

Improper turning around

3

3344

Failure to stop when entering from alley, driveway or building

3

3345 (a)

Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights

5

3361

Driving too fast for conditions

2

3362

Exceeding maximum speed  – by 6-10 mph

2

3362

Exceeding maximum speed – by 11-15 mph

3

3362

Exceeding maximum speed – by 16-25 mph

4

3362

Exceeding maximum speed  – by 26-30 mph

5

3362

Exceeding maximum speed – 31 + mph

5*

3365 (b)

Exceeding special speed limit in school zone

3*

3542 (a)

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

3547

Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk

3

3549 (a)

Failure to yield to a blind pedestrian

3

3702

Improper backing

3

3714 (a)

Careless driving

3

3745

Leaving the scene of accident (involving property damage only)

4

 Initial accumulation of six points: –When any person’s record for the first time shows as many as six points, PENNDOT shall require the person to attend an approved driver improvement school or undergo a special examination and will notify the person in writing. Upon satisfactory attendance and completion of the course or upon passing the special examination, two points shall be removed from the person’s record. Failure to attend and satisfactorily complete the requirements of driver improvement school shall result in the suspension of such person’s operating privilege for 60 days. Failure to pass the examination shall result in the suspension of the operating privilege until the examination has been satisfactorily completed.

Second accumulation of six points: When any person’s record has been reduced below six points and for the second time shows as many as six points, PENNDOT shall require the person to attend a PENNDOT hearing. The hearing examiner may recommend one or more of the following:

  • That the person be required to attend a driver improvement school.
  • That the person undergo an examination as provided for in section 1508 (relating to examination of applicant for driver’s license).
  • That the person’s driver’s license be suspended for a period not exceeding 15 days.
  • The department may effect or modify the recommendations of the hearing examiner but may not impose any sanction not recommended by the hearing examiner.
  • Upon completion of the sanction or sanctions imposed by the department, two points shall be removed from the person’s record.
  • Failure to attend the hearing or to attend and satisfactorily complete the requirements of a driver improvement school shall result in the suspension of such person’s operating privilege for 60 days.  Failure to pass an examination shall result in the suspension of such person’s operating privilege until the examination has been satisfactorily completed.

Subsequent accumulation of six points:   When any person’s record has been reduced below six points and for the third or subsequent time shows as many as six points, PENNDOT shall require the driver to attend a PENNDOT hearing to determine whether the person’s operating privilege should be suspended for a period not to exceed 30 days. Failure to attend the hearing or to comply with the requirements of the findings of the department shall result in the suspension of the operating privilege until the person has complied.