The Illinois Secretary of State Point System accounts for your traffic violations. Each time you are convicted of a moving violation, points are tallied in the Secretary’s system. These offenses include speeding, driving while license suspended/revoked or DUI. Note: A conviction resulting in Court Supervision or Conditional Discharge does not count points against your license).
More serious traffic related offenses will cause more points to be accumulated against your license. If you accumulate too many points on your driving record, the Secretary of State can suspend or revoke your driving privileges. If you are under the age of 21 and receive two convictions for speeding within a one-year period, the Illinois Secretary of State can revoke or suspend your driver’s license. For those 21 or over, three speeding convictions within a one-year period may result in a suspension or revocation of driving privileges.
The duration of the suspension or revocation period depends upon the number of points that have accumulated against your driver’s license. The amount of points assessed depends upon the violation and not the number of convictions.
The guideline amounts based on the number of children are:
|1-10 mph over the limit:||5 points|
|11-14 mph over the limit:||10 points|
|15-25 mph over the limit:||20 points|
|More than 25 mph over the limit:||50 points|
|Over the maximum speed limit in a school zone:||20 points|
|Under the minimum speed limit:||5 points|
|Under the minimum speed limit on an Illinois tollway:||20 points|
|Not driving in the right-hand lane when proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic:||20 points|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure:||10 points|
It is critically importnat to know just how any Illinois traffic violation can effect that status of your driver’s license. To better understand the Illinois Secretary of State Point System in the Rockford, Illinois, area, contact the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett for a free consultation. To see what options are available to you in all traffic violation cases, call us at (815) 391-0089 contact us securely through the form on this page, or email our office.