Utah 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 Utah, drivers accumulate 35 points for minor violations like speeding 1-10 miles per hour over the limit. For major violations, like reckless driving, drivers will get 80 points.
Driver’s License Points Per Violation in Utah
Number of Points Assigned
Speeding 1-10 miles per hour over the limit
Red light violation
Stop sign violation
Speeding 11-20 miles per hour over limit
Driving wrong way on one-way street
Following too close
Failure to yield right-of-way
Driving on wrong side of road
Speeding over 20 miles per hour over limit
Other Key Things to Know About Points in Utah
If you are convicted of a moving violation in another state, points for that violation will be added to your driving record in Utah.
Driver’s license points in Utah expire after 36 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 36 months in Utah. After they expire, license points will no longer affect your driving privileges, so it’s worth keeping track of how much longer your points will last.
License points are designed to penalize drivers for unsafe behavior, and different moving violations will result in a different number of points in each state. For example, in Utah, speeding 1-10 miles per hour over the limit will result in 35 points.… read full answer
Accumulating too many points too quickly can lead to serious consequences like fines and license suspensions. Drivers might also be classified as a high-risk to insure or be required to file an SR-22. In Utah, 200 points in 36 months will result in a license suspension.
Driving license points are also important because insurance companies check driving records to determine how much risk a driver presents. Customers with more violations on their record will be charged a higher premium since they are considered more likely to file a claim.
You can get points off your license in Utah by taking an approved driving course. Utah allows drivers who fit certain eligibility requirements to complete a driving course in order to remove up to 50 points. Driving courses that reduce your license points might also be called traffic school or… read full answerdefensive driving classes.
Car insurance companies generally check your driving record to determine your risk as a customer. However, your premium has more to do with the violations on your record than the exact number of points on your license. As a result, you can keep your premium from increasing if you take a driving course that prevents a moving violation from going on your record.
Some insurers also give discounts for completing an approved defensive driving class even if it does not affect your license points or driving record. For more information, check out WalletHub’s guide to traffic school.
You can check your driving record in Utah by going to the Utah Department of Public Safety website and requesting a copy of your driving record. It costs $8 to purchase a copy of your Utah driving record online. You will need to provide your full name, birth date, driver's license number and issue date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Some states like Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio allow residents to check their driving record for free.… read full answer
How to Check Your Driving Record in Utah
Go to the Utah Department of Public Safety 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 24% in Utah. 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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