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Missouri Point System

The Missouri Point System for the suspension or revocation of driver licenses provides for only some of the legal consequences of being convicted of a Missouri traffic law moving violation. 

Our "Points" page will introduce you to the Missouri Point System for the suspension or revocation of driver licenses.  You can find out how many points will be assessed against your license if you are convicted of a Missouri traffic law violation, how long the points will stay on your license and how many points it takes before your license is suspended or revoked.  

As experienced traffic law defense attorneys, we keep points from being assessed against our clients' licenses day in and day out.  Ask us if we can keep points from being assessed against YOUR license.  Click Here now to request your free consultation with an experienced Missouri traffic law defense attorney and for an attorney fee quote.  


Missouri Point System


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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.

The following are some examples of some state law violations and their point values:

VIOLATION POINT VALUE
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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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RSMo 302.302

The Missouri Point System Statute

Became Effective 8/29/09

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
(14) Endangerment of a highway worker in violation of section 304.585, RSMo 4 points
(15) Aggravated endangerment of a highway worker in violation of section 304.585, RSMo 12 points
(16) For a conviction of violating a municipal ordinance that prohibits tow truck operators from stopping at or proceeding to the scene of an accident unless they have been requested to stop or proceed to such scene by a party involved in such accident or by an officer of a public safety agency 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 subdivisions (1) to (13) of 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 state highways and transportation commission, 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 or a violation committed by an individual who has been issued a commercial driver's license or is required to obtain a commercial driver's license in this state or any other state, 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. A court using a centralized violation bureau established under section 476.385, RSMo, may elect to have the bureau order and verify completion of a driver-improvement program or motorcycle-rider training course as prescribed by order of the court. 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 state highways and transportation commission pursuant to sections 302.133 to 302.137. 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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RSMo 302.302 | The (Old) Missouri Point System Statute

Point system - assessment for violation-assessment of points stayed, when, procedure.


Section 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 traffic ordinance not listed in this section, other than a violation of vehicle equipment provisions 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 license after suspension or revocation and prior to restoration of operating privileges which have been suspended or revoked 12 points
(6) Obtaining a license by misrepresentation 12 points
(7) For the first conviction of driving while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs 8 points
(8) 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 ten-hundredths of one percent or more by weight 12 points
(9) For the first conviction for driving with blood alcohol content ten-hundredths of one percent or more by weight In violation of state law 8 points
  In violation of a county or municipal ordinance 8 points
(10) Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle 12 points
(11) Knowingly permitting unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle 4 points

2. 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.

3. When any of the acts listed in subdivision (2), (3), (4) or (7) 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 (7), (8) and (9) of subsection 1 of this section, no person shall be tried or convicted for more than one offense pursuant to subdivisions (7), (8) and (9) of subsection 1 of this section for offenses arising out of the same occurrence.

4. 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 2 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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Missouri Dept. of Revenue Tickets and Points FAQ

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