Written by attorney James Wilson Rice Jr.

How Many "Points" Is My Virginia Traffic Ticket?

In Virginia, the Department of Motor Vehicles assigns each licensed driver with a numerical score that can help you identify how good or bad your driving record may be. This guide is meant to demystify the point balance and how the DMV comes up with your score.

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If you currently have a bad driving record (negative balance), you should consider taking a traffic school course. Traffic school courses are typically day-long instructional courses taught online or in-person. At the end of the course, you will often be able to receive 5 positive points to your driver score from the DMV. And as an added bonus, you may learn a few things that will help you be a safer driver, too.

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