Ohio Traffic Laws

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Ohio Traffic Laws

Ohio Point System

In Ohio, if you accumulate 12 points within two years, your driver’s license will be suspended for 6 months. After the 6-month suspension period ends you will be required to complete a remedial driving instruction course, obtain high-risk (SR22) insurance, and retake a complete driver license examination in order to reinstate your driving privileges. In 2012, 122,570 drivers received six-point warning letters, and 15,054 drivers received 12-point suspension letters from the Ohio BMV.

If you are caught driving under suspension, the offense is punishable as a misdemeanor of the first degree. The Court could impose a jail sentence up to 180 days, and/or fines not more than $1,000.

Look below to find a list of moving violations contained in Chapter 4511 of the Ohio Revised Code that carry points. There are other moving and non-moving violations contained in the Ohio Revised Code, and Ohio Municipal Codes and Ordinance that carry points. Points stay on your driver's record for 3 years. An experienced Ohio traffic ticket attorney may be able to help you keep points off of your driver's license.

 

 

Ohio Code Section Violation Points
4511.12 Traffic Control Dev/Signs 2
4511.13 Traffic Control Lights 2
4511.2 Disregard of Safety 4
4511.201 Disregard of Safety Priv/Property 2
4511.201 w/o  Due Regard Priv. Property 2
4511.201 Willful and Wanton Disregard 4
4511.202 Fail-Cont–4511.202 2
4511.21 Speed (# in excess of speed) 4, 2, 0
4511.21 Speed (# in excess of speed) 4, 2, 0
4511.21 Speed Commercial 4, 2, 0
4511.213 Unsafe Operation Around Emergency Vehicle 2
4511.22 Slow Speed 2
4511.25 Rt Side of Roadway 2
4511.251 Drag Racing/Street 6
4511.251 Street Racing 6
4511.26 Opp Veh Traf VIO 2
4511.27 Vio-When Being Passed 2
4511.28 Improper Passing 2
4511.3 Crossing Yellow Line 2
4511.32 VIO-One  Way Traf 2
4511.34 Following Too Close 2
4511.35 Crossing Divided Hwy 2
4511.36 Improper/Prohib Turn 2
4511.36 Failure to Turn 2
4511.37 Prohibited U turn 2
4511.38 VIO-Starting/Backing 2
4511.39 VIO-Turn Signals 2
4511.43 Stop Sign 2
4511.7 Obstructed View 2
4511.71 Driving on Closed Hwy 2
4511.712 Obstructing an Intersection 2
4511.74 Dropping/Placing Material on Roadway 2
4511.75 Stopped Sch Bus-VIO 2
4511.84 Headphones 2
4511.19(A)(1)f,g,h,i OVI/BAC .17 or Above 6
4511.19(A)(2) OVI/Refusal 6
4511.19/99 4th OVI-Felony 6
4511.19A OVI/Alcohol/Liquor 6
4511.19B OVUAC 4
4511.21 (A) Unreasonable For Conditions 2
4511.21(A) Assured Clear Dist 2
4511.29-30 Driving Left of Center 2
4511.30-33 & 4511.60 VIO-Traf Lanes/Lines/Safety Zone 2
4511.41-42 FTY Right of Way 2
4511.46-47 FTY  Ped/Blind 2
4511.51 (D)(E)(F) Unsafe Operation/Passengers 2
4511.61 (A) Failure to Obey RR Stop Sign 2
4511.61-64 Vio-RR Crossing 2
4511.62 (A)(1)(d) Insufficient Space at RR Crossing 2
4511.62 (A)(1)(f) Insufficient Undercarriage to Negotiate RR Crossing 2
4511.62(A)(1)(a) Failure to Slow Down at RR Crossing 2
4511.63 (A) Failure to Stop at RR Crossing 2
4511.79(A) Impaired Alertness (CDL) 2