Point system for traffic offenses in South Carolina
I wanted to put together a list of the traffic offenses and points that are associated with the charges. Below is the table of offense that are subject to the “point” system.
56-1-710 Conviction means a plea of guilty, nolo contendere or, bail forfeiture.
Once points are accumulated, your license may be suspended based upon the number of points.
12-15 Points – 3 Months
16-17 Points – 4 Months
18-19 Points – 5 Months
20+ Points - 6 Months
When do points go away?
Computation of Points
Within 12 months = full value
From 12 to 24 months = one half value
More than 24 months = no value
4 points off for defense driving course