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Traffic School
Smart drivers often choose to take a defensive driving course or traffic school course in order to reduce the points on their license more quickly. Taking a defensive driving course can also help lower the car insurance premiums of drivers whose rates increased following a traffic ticket conviction.
Your Colorado License
One of the best ways to reduce the negative implications of traffic violations is to drive safely and not commit any additional offenses. Points on your Colorado license will be reduced, and your driving record may eventually be cleared if you remain free of any additional violations.
Moving Violations
Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of Colorado for various violations of traffic law. Citations generally indicate the statute or code number of the violation, and explain how and when to pay the fine or respond to the ticket.

Know the Facts

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You can lose your privilege to drive by receiving too many points on your license within a certain amount of time. Traffic violations carry points for each offense. While most moving violations are 2-4 points, more serious offenses carry more. Click on the topics below to view the details.


  Traffic Violations & Points Assessed     Minimum Points to Cause Suspensions  
  Speeding 5-9 mph over posted speed
  Age Group 12 months 24 months Period of License  
  Speeding 10-19 mph over posted speed
  Minor driver (16-17) 6 points   7 points  
  Speeding 20-39 mph over posted speed
  Minor driver (18-20) 9 points 12 points 14 points  
  Speeding more than 40 mph or more over limit.
  Adult Driver 12 points 18 points    
  Failure to yield right of way
  Passing stopped school bus
  Careless driving
  Reckless driving
  Leaving scene of crash with damage (>$50)
  Racing and speed contests


The successful completion of a course from one of the approved traffic schools may prevent violations from damaging your driving record. While in many cases a course just might get a traffic ticket dismissed, attending traffic school can also enhance your driving knowledge and skill level, and it may increase your overall safety awareness so that you, your family, and other drivers can be safer on the roads.

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