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SC Drivers License Violations – What You Should Know

The Driver’s License Point System in South Carolina

South Carolina uses a point system to manage problem drivers. Under that system each point serves as a demerit, and if you accumulate 12 or more points, you will have your license suspended. Although these infractions are reported to your insurer, the accrued points may not have much significance because, when deciding on rate increases, most insurers apply their own point system. You can determine how many points you have accumulated here.


When a driver is assessed 12 or more points, the driver’s license will automatically be suspended. Certain traffic law violations, such as driving under the influence, require mandatory license suspension under the law and are not under the point system. The length of time your license will be suspended depends on the number of points you’ve accumulated:

12 to 15 points:  suspended for three months
16 or 17 points:  suspended for four months
18 or 19 points:  suspended for five months
20 or more points:  suspended for six months

How Many Points for Each Infraction

Drivers License Points South Carolina

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