Alaska driver’s license points work as part of a system that identifies and takes action against high-risk drivers by assigning a specific number of points for different types of traffic violations. In Alaska, drivers accumulate two points for minor violations like speeding 3-9 miles per hour over the limit. For major violations, like reckless driving, drivers will get ten points.
Driver’s License Points Per Violation in Alaska
Number of Points Assigned
Speeding 3 to 9 mph over limit
Speeding 10 to 19 mph over limit
Failure to stop or yield
Careless driving behaviors
Speeding in school zone or near playgrounds and crosswalks
Speeding 20 mph or more over limit
Driving without insurance
Failure to obey official control devices in school zones and crosswalks
Failure to stop for school bus while bus is loading or unloading
Failure to yield to authorized emergency vehicle
Leaving the scene of an accident
Operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
Refusal to take a breathalyzer test
Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
Negligent homicide, manslaughter, or assault with a motor vehicle
Other Key Things to Know About Points in Alaska
If you are convicted of a moving violation in another state, points for that violation will be added to your driving record in Alaska.
Driver’s license points in Alaska expire after 12 months. However, until they expire, you may still see higher insurance premiums, especially for major violations like DUI’s and reckless driving. Knowing when your points expire will help you understand when you may see a drop in your premiums or when it may be a good time to shop for new insurance.
Points stay on your license for at least 12 months in Alaska. The Alaska DMV will remove two points for every 12 months without another moving violation, and then those points will no longer count toward your point total or toward a license suspension.
Key Things to Know About Driver’s License Points in Alaska
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