Louisiana does not use driver’s license points, but drivers may still have their license suspended for things like a DUI or reckless driving. Moving violations will still be reported on your driving record in Louisiana. Depending on the offense, you could face fines, license suspension, or even jail time. Additionally, your insurer will see your driving record and may increase your premiums due to the violations.
Violations That Can Lead to a Suspended License in Louisiana
Driving under the influence
Manslaughter or vehicular homicide
Negligent homicide resulting from a vehicle
Failure to stop at the scene of an accident if you caused injury or death to someone
Fortunately, moving violations won’t affect you forever. Violations will stay on your Louisiana driving record for 3 to 10 years and will only affect your insurance rates for 10 years. However, it is still important to know what is on your record so you can better understand how your driving history may be impacting your insurance premiums.
Louisiana does not use a license-points system to track driving offenses. In other words, you don’t have to worry about how long points will stay on your license in Louisiana because they won’t be added in the first place.
Even though Louisiana does not use license points, drivers can still face consequences if they commit serious or repeated moving violations. For example, drivers in Louisiana can have their license suspended if they are charged with a DUI or reckless driving. A policyholder’s driving history will also affect their insurance premiums in Louisiana, since insurance companies check driving records to determine how much risk a driver presents.… read full answer
You can’t get points off your license in Louisiana, since Louisiana does not use a driver’s license points system. You can still have your Louisiana license suspended if you commit a serious moving violation like DUI or reckless driving, among other offenses, but Louisiana does not track violations using points.
You can check your driving record in Louisiana by going to the Office of Motor Vehicles website and requesting a copy of your driving record. It costs $16 plus a $2 service charge for electronic commerce to purchase a copy of your Louisiana driving record online, and you will need to provide your full name, address, driver's license number and class, and date of birth.… read full answer
Some states like Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio allow residents to check their driving record for free.
How to Check Your Driving Record in Louisiana
Go to the Office of Motor Vehicles website.
Provide your personal information.
Pay any applicable fees.
Driving records are important for insurance purposes because car insurance companies charge higher premiums for customers with a history of violations or accidents. For instance, a single speeding ticket increases premiums by an average of 26% in Louisiana. Checking your driving record can help you verify that the information is correct.
It’s also a good idea to see when a violation occurred, because insurance companies generally look at the past three to five years of your driving record. Once insurance companies stop taking the violation into account, you should compare quotes again to be sure you’re still getting the best rate on the coverage you need.
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