How many demerit points can a driver accrue before their license is suspended

In most jurisdictions, a driver can accrue a certain number of demerit points on their license before their license is suspended. The number of points that can be accrued before suspension varies by state or province and can be different for different types of licenses (e.g. commercial vs. non-commercial).

For example, in the state of California, a driver can accrue up to 4 demerit points in a year before their license is suspended, while in the state of New York, a driver can accrue up to 11 demerit points within 18 months before their license is suspended.

Additionally, some states have a “point threshold” system where a driver’s license will be suspended if they reach a certain number of points within a certain timeframe.

It is important to note that certain traffic violations may result in a higher number of demerit points than others. For example, a speeding ticket may result in 2 demerit points, while a DUI may result in 6 demerit points.

It is also important to note that the demerit points system is not universal, meaning that some states may not use a demerit points system at all or may use a different system for determining license suspension.

It is important for drivers to be aware of the laws and regulations in their specific jurisdiction, as well as the potential consequences of accruing demerit points on their license, in order to avoid license suspension.

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