When an individual in Connecticut commits a traffic infraction, they may be subject to a number of penalties including fines a ticket, or even the addition of points to the driver’s license. When a driver has points on their record, their car insurance company may increase the price of insurance premiums because they may be more of a risk to cause an accident.
Connecticut has outlined a schedule for the number of points that will be added to a driver’s record depending on the violation that was committed. A few examples of points for violations are as follows:
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way street will result in 1 point
- Failure to stop at a stop sign will result in 2 points
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol will result in 3 points
- Passing a stopped school bus will result in 4 points
- Negligent homicide with a motor vehicle will result in 5 points
Of course, these are only a select few of the very many traffic violations that can result in having points added to a driving record. If a driver has 6 points, they will receive a warning letter. If a driver has 10 points on their record, they may be subject to a license suspension for 30 days.
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