How Does The Point System Work in Pennsylvania? Can They Take My License?

point system in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) utilizes a point system to track and penalize driving violations. The point system is designed to promote safe driving. Accumulating too many points can result in penalties, including the possibility of having your driver’s license suspended or revoked.

Here’s how the point system works in Pennsylvania:

  1. Each time you are convicted of a traffic violation, you will be assigned a certain number of points.
  2. If you accumulate 6 or more points on your driving record, you will receive a warning notice from PennDOT to take a written point examination. If you pass, PennDot will remove 2 points. If you don’t pass, PennDOT will suspend your license until you do pass.
  3. If you continue to accumulate points and reach 6 or more points, you will have to attend a hearing where PennDOT will determine whether or not to suspend your driving privileges for Fifteen days. If you accumulate 6 points a third time, the hearing will determine whether or not to suspend your license for Thirty days.
  4. The good news is points are automatically removed from your driving record after 12 months. If you drive without any violations or license suspensions, 3 points are subtracted from your total.

Regardless of points, certain offenses require license suspensions. So, it’s important to speak with an attorney before you decide just to plead guilty to the citation. 

If you have any questions about the topic discussed in this article, or any criminal law matter, please give us a call at Bononi & Company 724-832-2499.


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