How Long Will a Ticket Remain on My Driving Record?
What You Should Know About Ticket Longevity on Your Record
Your driving record is forever. Any conviction for a speeding ticket or other moving violation like a car crash or DUI can stay on your record unless they are expunged by court order. If you’ve been the cause of an auto accident or have racked up a few speeding tickets, you may be feeling the effect on your driving record and insurance premiums. Most states have clear rules regarding how infractions affect your driver’s license status. Here is what you should know about your California driving record.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has a point system concerning drivers’ licenses. You can get DMV points on your license in a number of ways. If you get pulled over by a police officer and he writes you a traffic ticket for a moving violation you will now face at least one point being put on your driver’s license record. A moving violation is any violation of the law committed by the driver while it is in motion. Non-moving violations are issues such as parking tickets, fix-it tickets, and paperwork violations.
The length of time depends on the severity of the offense:-
- Most one point convictions remain on your record for 3 years
- A speeding ticket stays on your record for 3 years
- A DUI stays on your record for 10 years
Most points (illegal turn, not making a complete stop, driving over the speed limit, etc.) and/or accidents will stay on your DMV driver record for 3 years. Points for more serious issues, such as a hit-and-run or a DUI, will stay on your license record for 10 years. Remember that insurers and employers can view this record, so it is wise to keep it clear.
Keep your journey behind the wheel safe and protected. To find the right auto insurance policy to fit your needs, contact the experts at Little & Sons Insurance Services. Serving Banning and the neighboring cities in California, our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.