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Department of Safety and Homeland Security Releases Statement on Ruling Issued by U.S. District Judge Trauger NASHVILLE --- The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has received the order. It will stop suspensions of licenses, as the Court requires, and it will promptly review the balance of the order to determine the appropriate next steps. Please be patient as we work through this process.

Schedule of Points Values

The following schedule contains values assigned to moving traffic violations or contributing to the occurrence of accidents:

Violation Points  
Tickets and Court Abstractions where speed not indicated on source documents 3  
Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of speed zone 1  
Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of speed zone 3  
Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of speed zone 4  
Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of speed zone 5  
Speeding 36 through 45 mph in excess of speed zone 6  
Speeding 46 mph and above in excess of speed zone 8  
Speed is less than posted minimum 3  
Driving too fast for conditions, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident 3  
Operating at erratic or sudden changing speed 3  
Reckless Driving 6  
Careless or negligent driving 4  
Failing to obey traffic instructions 4  
Improper passing 4  
Wrong way, side or direction 4  
Following improperly 3  
Following emergency vehicle unlawfully 3  
Failing to yield the right-of-way 4  
Making improper turn 3  
Failure to signal direction or to reduce speed suddenly 3  
Stopping, standing, obstructing, or blocking traffic 3  
Coasting; operating gears disengaged 3  
Improper backing 3  
Improper starting, burning rubber, spinning tires, peeling out 3  
Driver view or mechanism obstructed 3  
Driving mountain highway-controlled/audible warning 3  
Inability to maintain control 3  
Improper operation of or riding on a motorcycle 3  
Improper lane or location, driving on roadways laned for traffic 3  
Use of controlled access roadway 4  
Inattentive driving, due care, failure to drive in careful manner, unsafe lookout, improper driving 3  
Cross private property to avoid stop sign or signal 4  
Operating a vehicle while using cell phone (under 18) 6  
Passing a stopped school bus, church or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers 8  
Violation of driver license or certificate restrictions 6  
Reckless endangerment by vehicle (misdemeanor) 8  
Miscellaneous traffic violations; any offense involving the unsafe operation of a non- commercial motor vehicle not herein specified 3  
Leaving the scene of a crash (no revocation action only) 5  
Failure to report a crash 4  
Failure to yield to emergency vehicles; Failure to change lanes/slow down for authorized vehicles on roadside 6  
Failure to stop at railroad crossing 8  
Violation Points  
Tickets and court abstracts where speed not indicated 4  
Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed 2  
Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of posted speed 4  
Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed 5  
Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed 6  
Speeding 36 mph and above in excess of posted speed 8  
Violation Points  
Contributing to an accident involving property damage 3  
Contributing to an accident resulting in bodily injury 4  
Contributing to an accident resulting in another's death 8  
Violation Points  
Operating without driver license in possession 2  
Operating without being licensed or without license required for that type of vehicle operated 3  
Operating while driver license required for type of vehicle operated is under suspension, revocation or cancellation 8  
Fleeing Law Enforcement Officer (misdemeanor) 8  
Child Endangerment (misdemeanor) 8  
Violation Points  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, speed not indicated 4  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed zone 2  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 6 through 14 mph in excess of posted speed zone 4  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 15 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed zone 5  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed zone 6  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 36 and above mph in excess of posted speed zone 7  
Speed less than posted minimum in a commercial vehicle 4  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, speed not indicated in construction speed zone 5  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted construction speed zone 3  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 6 through 14 mph in excess of posted construction speed zone 5  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 15 through 25 mph in excess of posted construction speed zone 5  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted construction speed zone 6  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 36 and above mph in excess of posted construction speed zone 7  
Reckless Driving 6  
Careless or negligent driving 4  
Improper passing 4  
Improper or erratic lane change 5  
Following improperly 4  
Failure to obey traffic instruction 4  
Wrong way, side or direction 3  
Passing stopped school, church, or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers 8  
Following emergency vehicle unlawfully 3  
Operating improperly due to drowsiness 5  
Miscellaneous traffic violations 3  
Failure to yield to emergency vehicles 6  
Violation of truck lane restriction 3  
Driving a commercial vehicle without obtaining a commercial driver license 8  
Driving a commercial vehicle without a current commercial driver license on person 3  
Driving commercial vehicle without proper endorsement or class of commercial vehicle 6  
Conviction driving while disqualified or while canceled 8  
Violation Points  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, speed not indicated 5  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed zone 3  
Speeding in a commercial vehicle, 6 through 14 mph in excess of posted speed zone 5  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 15 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed zone 5  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed zone 6  
Excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, 36 and above mph in excess of posted speed zone 7  
Speed less than posted minimum in a commercial vehicle, 5  
Reckless driving 8  
Improper passing 5  
Improper or erratic lane change 6  
Following improperly 5  
Careless or negligent driving 6  
Failure to obey traffic instructions 5  
Wrong way, side or direction 5  
Failure to yield right of way 5  
Making improper turn 5  
Failure to signal direction 4  
Passing stopped school, church, or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers 8  
Following emergency vehicle unlawfully 3  
Conviction of driving while disqualified 8  
Miscellaneous traffic violations 4