California DMV Point System

California Traffic Ticket Points System

One Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations
SectionViolation
2800Disobedience to traffic officer
2800.1Evading peace officer
2801Disobedience to fire official
2803, 2803a, 2803b, 2803cUnsafe vehicle load
2815Disregarding non-student crossing guard
2816Youth bus/children crossing highway
2817Disregarding funeral escort officer
2818Crossing safety flares/cones
14601.5Driving, suspended/revoked for refusing test
14603Violation of license restrictions
21100.3Disregarding traffic officer’s directions
21209, 21209aDriving in bicycle lane
21367, 21367a, 21367b, 21367cDisobedience to traffic signs/controller
21451, 21451a, 21451bIllegal movement/green light/arrow
21452, 21452aIllegal movement/yellow light/arrow
21453, 21453a, 21453b, 21453cIllegal movement/red/light/arrow
21454, 21454a – d, 21455Traffic signals
21457, 21457a, 21457bDisobedience to flashing signals
21457, 21457a, 21457bDisobedience to flashing signals
21460a, 21460bDouble lines/one broken line
21460.5cUse of two-way left turn lane
21461, 21461a, 21462Disobedience to traffic control device
21650, 21650a – fKeep right
21651, 21651aCrossing divided highway
21652 Entering highway from service road
21654, 21654a, 21654b, 21655, 21655bLane use/slow moving vehicle
21655.8High-occupancy vehicle lane/entering/exiting
21656 – 21662, 21662a, 21662b Improper lane use
21663Driving on sidewalk
21664Freeway ramp/entering/exiting
21700 Load obstructing driver’s view
21701Interfering with driver’s control of vehicle
21702, 21702a, 21702bDriving hours limitation
21703, 21704, 21704a, 21705, 21706 Following too closely
21707 Driving in fire area
21709 Driving in safety zone
21711Towed vehicle swerving
21712, 21712a, 21712d, 21712f, 21715, 21715a, 21715bUnlawful riding/towing
21717Turning across bicycle lane
21750 – 21757, 21758, 21759Illegal passing
21800 – 21804, 21804a, 21804bRight-of-way
21805, 21805bYielding right-of-way to horseback rider
21806, 21806a Yielding right-of-way to emergency vehicle
21807Unsafe operation of emergency vehicle
21950, 21950a, 21951, 21952Yielding right-of-way to pedestrian
21954, 21954bDue care for pedestrian on roadway
21960aProhibited use of freeway
21963Yielding right-of-way to blind pedestrian
22100 – 22105 Turning and U-turns
22106Unsafe staring/backing of vehicle
22107 – 22111, 22111a, 22111b, 22111c Signaling turns and stops
22112, 22112aSchool bus signaling
22348, 22348a, 22348cSpeed/use of designated lanes
22349, 22349.5 Maximum speed
22350, 22351, 22352, 22352a, 22352bBasic/prima facie speed limit
22354, 22355 Exceeding posted/freeway speed limit
22356, 22356b Maximum speed 70 mph
22357, 22358.4Speed in excess of local limits
22359, 22360, 22361Speed in excess of local limits
22362Speed/construction zone
22363 Restricted speed/weather conditions
22364 Speed/traffic lanes
22400, 22400a, 22400bDriving too slow
22405, 22405a Speed/bridge/tunnel
22406, 22407Maximum designated vehicle speed
22409, 22410 Speed/solid/metal tires
22413Speed limit on grades
22450, 22451, 22452, 22452a, 22452b Stop required/railroad crossing
22454 Stop for school bus
23109, 23109b, 23109dSpeed contest/aiding or abetting
23116, 23116aTransporting person in truck load space
23127 Driving on trails and paths
23220 Drinking while driving
23222, 23222a, 23222b Marijuana or open container/driving
23235 Ignition interlock verifications
23244, 23244b Defeating ignition interlock device
23253Disobedience to toll highway officer
23270, 23270aUnauthorized towing
23330, 23330c Width/load of vehicle at crossing
23336Disobedience to sign/vehicle crossing
24002, 24002a, 24002bUnsafe/unlawfully equipped vehicle
24004 Operation after notice by officer
24250 Lighting equipment
24409, 24409a, 24409b Failure to dim lights
24604Lamps/flag for extended load
25103, 25103a, 25103b Lamps on projecting load
26301, 26302, 26302a, 26302b, 26302c Brakes
26303, 26304, 26304a, 26304bBrakes/combination vehicles
26307 Forklift truck brakes
26311, 26311a, 26311b, 26311c All wheel service brakes
26456, 26457 Brakes/stopping distance
26458, 26458a, 26458.5 Braking system/towing vehicles
26502aAdjustment/use of air brakes
26503 – 26506, 26506a, 26507Airbrake system
26508, 26508a – c, 26508e – k, 26508oEmergency stopping system
26520, 26521, 26522Vacuum brakes
27360, 27360a – c, 27360.5, 27360a – cAirbrake system
27363, 27363bChild seat belt
27800, 27801, 27801a, 27801bMotorcycle/passengers and equipment
29001, 29002Fifth wheel connecting/locking device
29003a, 29003b, 29003c Hitch and coupling device
29004, 29004a – c, 29006, 29006aTowed vehicle coupling
29201Pole dolly/load and length
31301, 31301aCaldecott tunnel restrictions
31303, 31303b, 31303c, 31303eHazardous waste transportation
31402 Farm labor vehicle/unsafe operation
31540, 31504b Removable containers/regulations
31614, 31614a, 3164b, 31614d – f 31614h, 31614iExplosives transportation
32104, 32104a, 32104b, 32105, 32105a, 32105c-eInhalation hazard transportation
32106, 32106a – dInhalation hazard transportation
34102Tank vehicle regulations
34501.2, 34501a, 34501cDriving hours limitations
34506, 34506a – gDriving hours, equipment, maintenance, operation
34506.3 Safety regulation violation
34509, 34509c, 34509dVanpool vehicle maintenance inspection
35784, 35784a, 35784bViolation of special permit
35784.5, 35784a, 35784b Extralegal load/weight
36400Lift-carrier/speed
36705Bale wagon load width during darkness
Two Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations
SectionViolation
2800.2, 2800.3 Evading peace officer/reckless driving
14601, 14601a,14601 b, 14601.1- 14601.4Driving while suspended/revoked
20001, 20001a 20002, 20002a, 20002bHit and run/injury/property damage
21651bDriving wrong side/divided highway
22348bSpeed over 100 MPH
23103, 23103a,23103 bReckless driving
23104, 23104aReckless driving/causing bodily injury
23109a, 23109c Speed contest /exhibition of speed
23140, 23140a, 23140bMinor driving with BAC of 0.05% or more
23152, 23152a-dDUI/alcoholic beverage or drugs
23153, 23153a-dDUI/causing bodily injury or death
31602, 31602a, 31602b, 31602cExplosives transportation
Other Common California Code Violations Used In Negligent Operator Count
SectionCodeViolationPoints
49307 or 12059EducationDisobedience to school safety patrol1
191.5a, 192c1-192c4, 192.3c, 192.3dPenalVehicular manslaughter with gross negligence2
192c, 192.3, 192.3a, 192.3bPenalVehicular manslaughter without gross negligence1
27176 Streets and highwaysSpeeding on Golden Gate Bridge1
One Point Count Out of State Violations
SectionViolationSectionViolation
01Speed/too fast or over speed limit34Entering/exiting from thoroughfare
03Speed/too slow or failure to turn out40Illegally modified vehicle
04Passing/illegal, improper or unsafe45Explosives transportation
05Following too close51Equipment/unsafe, illegal or defective
06Failure to yield right-of-way58 Driving while impaired
07 Illegal/unsafe use or change of lanes61Child passenger seat restraint
08Turns/illegal or unsafe67Defective headlights
09 Signaling/improper or no signal69Following emergency vehicle unlawfully
10Failure to obey traffic control device70Using vehicle for felony/aiding or abetting
11 Crossing double lines/markers/dividers72Erratic driving/suddenly changing speeds
12Wrong way on one-way street73Fleeing scene or evading arrest by turning lights off when lights required
13 Brakes74Unsafe operation of a motor vehicle
14Lights75Driving off road/on shoulder/on sidewalk
21 Violation of restricted license77No required equipment/using prohibited equipment
26 Negligent/careless/inattentive driving86Felony involving commercial vehicle
27 Starting or backing/illegal or unsafe87Felony controlled substance/commercial vehicle
28Driving in a prohibited area88Speeding 15 mph plus/commercial vehicle
30 Disobedience of lawful order91 Illegal lane change/commercial vehicle
31Towing/improper, unsafe or illegal92Following too closely/commercial vehicle
32Obstructing driver’s view or interfering93Fatal accident violation/commercial vehicle
33Unlawful riding on motor vehicle
Two Point Count Out of State Violations
SectionCodeViolationPoints
02Speed contest/aiding or abetting38DUI/dangerous drugs not narcotics
15Reckless driving 46 Manslaughter without gross negligence
16Reckless driving/injury47Manslaughter with gross negligence
1781Speeding on Golden Gate BridgeDUI/BAC 0.04% aor more/commercial vehicle
18Drunk driving/injury82DUI/commercial vehicle
19Hit and run84DUI/controlled substance/commercial vehicle
20 Driving while suspended or revoked85 Hit and run/commercial vehicle
37DUI/narcotics89-90Reckless driving/commercial vehicle
Code of Federal Regulations Violations
SectionViolationPoints
36423 or 36FR46 DUI/alcoholic beverage or any drug2

California Points System

As you accumulate points, you may lose your privilege to drive in California. The California DMV has the right to suspend or revoke your driving privileges if you accumulate a certain number of points over a set period of time as follow:

  • Four points within a 12 month period
  • Six points in a 24 month period
  • Eight points in a 36 month period

Did you know contrary to popular belief, driving records are not automatically cleared of all points once the points are over a year old.