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Juvenile Program Actions

The following actions could be imposed based on the outcome of the hearing and the number of points accumulated on a juvenile driver's record:

Fewer than 6 Points

  • Driver is sent a warning letter from the Department of Safety, with a copy sent to the driver's parent/guardian.

6 - 9 Points

  • Driver is sent a notice of proposed suspension from the Department of Safety and is placed in the Driver Improvement Program, with a copy sent to the driver's parent/guardian.
  • Driver will be required to attend an administrative hearing, with their parent or guardian present, to discuss the points assigned to their driving record.
  • Driving privileges may be suspended for 3 to 6 months.
  • Driver must attend and complete a Defensive Driving Course within 90 days.
  • Failure to attend hearing by the driver and parent/guardian present will result in a mandatory 6 month suspension of the juvenile's driving privileges.
  • If a driver's license is suspended, all legal and departmental requirements for reinstatement, including proof of liability insurance, completion of a Defensive Driving Course and payment of reinstatement fees, must be met before driving privileges can be reinstated.

10 or More Points

  • Driver is sent a notice of proposed suspension from the Department of Safety and is placed in the Driver Improvement Program, with a copy sent to the driver's parent/guardian.
  • Driver will be required to attend an administrative hearing, with their parent or guardian present, to discuss the points assigned to their driving record.
  • Driving privileges will be suspended for 6 months.
  • Failure to attend hearing by the driver and parent/guardian will result in a mandatory 6 month suspension of the juvenile's driving privileges and attendance at a Defensive Driving Course.
  • All legal and departmental requirements for reinstatement, including proof of liability insurance, completion of a Defensive Driving Course and payment of reinstatement fees, must be met before driving privileges can be reinstated.

2nd or Subsequent Offense

  • If a driver accumulates 6 or more points on their driving record in a 12-month period following the first offense, the driver is sent a notice of proposed suspension from the Department of Safety and is placed in the Driver Improvement Program, with a copy sent to the driver's parent/guardian.
  • Driving privileges will be suspended for 6 or 12 months depending on the record.
  • All legal and departmental requirements for reinstatement, including proof of liability insurance, completion of a Defensive Driving Course and payment of reinstatement fees, must be met before driving privileges can be reinstated.