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Alaska’s Point System

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A WORD ABOUT “POINTS”

Alaska has a law aimed squarely at crash prevention through identification, control, and rehabilitation of recognized problem drivers. The law works this way:

  1. Convictions for moving traffic violations are assigned numeric point values ranging from 2 points to 10 points.
  2. Violations with the highest likelihood of contributing to crashes are assigned the higher point values.
  3. Accumulating 12 points in 12 months or 18 points in 24 months requires the mandatory suspension or revocation of the driving privilege, regardless of the hardships involved.
  4. No limited “work purpose” license is available should a suspension or revocation of the driving privilege be required.
  5. Traffic law violators are sent a warning letter upon reaching the half way mark towards a point suspension. Violators are advised to take steps to correct their poor-driving behavior.
  6. Credits may be earned for violation-free driving and/or completion of a defensive driver course (DDC). A DDC may be taken once every 12 months for a point reduction.
  7. A provisional license holder who accumulates 6 or more points in a 12-month period or 9 or more points in a 24-month period must complete a driver improvement course approved by the Division.
  8. Repeated traffic law violations may require a personal interview with a Motor Vehicle Hearing Officer. To keep their privilege to drive, drivers appearing for the interview may be required to comply with certain recommendations designed to improve their driving abilities.

DRIVER’S LICENSE POINT ASSIGNMENT

If you are convicted of, or forfeit bail for, a moving traffic violation occurring in this, or any other State, points will be entered on your Alaska driving record. Assigned points are based on the following schedule:

Type of Violation Point                                                                            Value

  • Operating a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked or

in violation of limited license– 10

  • Driving while intoxicated / under the influence– 10
  • Reckless driving– 10
  • Refusal to provide a breath sample– 10
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer– 10
  • Speed contest, Racing– 10
  • Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle– 10
  • Manslaughter with a Motor Vehicle– 10
  • Assault with a Motor Vehicle– 10
  • Leaving the scene of a crash– 9
  • Negligent driving– 6
  • Failure to yield to authorized emergency vehicle– 6
  • Failure to stop for school bus while bus is loading or unloading– 6
  • Failure to obey official traffic control devices in school zone, playground, crosswalk, or park– 6
  • Driving without insurance– 6
  • Careless driving types of behavior– 4
  • Following too close– 4
  • Failure to stop or yield– 4
  • Minor operating after consuming– 6
  • Illegal passing in a Traffic Safety Corridor– 4
  • All other moving violations– 2
  • Violation of oversize or overweight permits pertaining to restriction on hours of operation– 3

SPEEDING:

  • In school zone or playground crosswalk– 6
  • 3 to 9 mph over limit– 2
  • 10 to 19 mph over limit– 4
  • 20 mph or more over limit– 6

Violation of oversize or overweight permits pertaining to restriction of speed

  • 3 to 9 mph over limit– 2
  • 10 to 19 mph over limit– 4
  • 20 mph or more over limit– 6