The DMV Point System in Larimer County

Ever wonder how many points will be added to your license after receiving a traffic violation ticket? Read more about the DMV Point system in Colorado.
Separate from the criminal charges that may result from a traffic ticket, the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has a point system for revocation, suspension and reinstatement of drivers’ licenses. This point system is designed to get dangerous drivers off the road, so the more dangerous the offense, the higher the points.

How Many Points Are Too Many Points in Fort Collins?

The DMV has a schedule of points earned within a certain timeframe, which will allow them to suspend or revoke your driver’s license. It is important to note offenses involving DUI, DUI Per Se, DWAI or Habitual User may result in an immediate suspension or revocation of your driving privileges.

If you meet any of the following timeline and point schedule limits in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park, your license may be suspended or revoked:

Adult drivers: 

If you are facing a possible license suspension or revocation, you need an experienced traffic attorney who knows how traffic offenses work and how to protect your right to drive.

  • 12 points over 12 months
  • 18 points over 24 months

Minor Drivers 18 Years or Older:

  • 9 points over 12 months
  • 12 points over 24 months

Minor Drivers Under 18:

  • 6 points in 12 months
  • 7 points before 18th birthday

Chauffeur Employment:

  • 16 points in 12 months
  • 24 points in 24 months
  • 28 points in 48 months

Traffic Violation and Point Assessments in Larimer County

Traffic Violation

Points

Accident- Leaving Scene 12
Careless Driving 4
Careless Driving- Resulting in Death 12
Cell Phone 1
Divided or Controlled Access Highway- Driving on the Wrong Side 4
DUI 12
DUI Per Se 12
DUI- Habitual User 12
DWAI 8
Eluding Police Officer 12
Emergency Vehicle- Failure to Yield 4
Failure to Exercise Due Care for Pedestrian 4
Failure to Signal 2
Following Too Closely 4
Head Lamps- Defective 1
HOV lanes 0
Improper Backing 2
Improper Passing 4
Improper Signal 2
Improper Turn 3
Insurance- Failure to Maintain or Show Proof of 4
License- Driving without (2nd or Subsequent Offense) 6
Lights- Failure to Dim or Turn on 2
Minor Driver- Driving between Midnight and 5:00 am 2
Minor Driver- Passenger under 21 2
One-Way Street – Driving the Wrong Way 3
Reckless Driving 8
Right-of-Way- Failure to Yield 3
Right-of-Way- Failure to Yield to Pedestrian 4
Right-of-Way- Failure to Yield to Pedestrian with Disability 6
Safety Zone- Driving Through 3
School Bus- Failure to Stop for 6
School Signal- Failure to Stop 6
Seat Belt- Driver 2
Seat Belt- More Passengers than Seat Belts 2
Seat Belt- Passenger 2
Special Hazard- Failure to Reduce Speed 3
Speed Content- Engaging in or Aiding/Facilitating 12
Speed Exhibition- Engaging in or Aiding/Facilitating 5
Speeding 1-4 mph over Reasonable Prudent Speed or 75 mph Speed Limit 0
Speeding 5-9 mph over Reasonable Prudent Speed or 75 mph Speed Limit 1
Speeding 10-19 mph over Reasonable Prudent Speed or 75 mph Speed Limit 4
Speeding 20-39 mph over Reasonable Prudent Speed or 75 mph Speed Limit 6
Speeding 40 mph or more over Reasonable Prudent Speed or 75 mph Speed Limit 12
Suspension System- Alteration of 3
Traffic Sign or Signal- Failure to Observe 4
Unsafe Vehicle 2
Wrong Lane 3
Wrong Side of the Road- Driving on 4

If you are facing a possible license suspension or revocation, you need an experienced traffic attorney who knows how traffic offenses work and how to protect your right to drive. The lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office have over 40 years combined experience working with these types of cases.

If you have been charged with a traffic offense, immediately contact the O’Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 970-658-0007. Together, we can protect your future.