Points are issued when a Florida driver is found guilty (or admits guilt) to a moving violation, speeding, license suspension or other incident. The number of points associated with each incident varies. The Florida points-related suspension system is as follows: 12 points within 12 months -- 30-day license suspension. 18 points within 18 months -- 90-day license suspension. 24 points within 36 months -- 12-month license suspension. Many drivers opt to attend traffic school, as this prevents you from receiving points. But points aren't the only common cause of license suspensions. Other common causes include:
7 Reasons Why Your Florida Drivers License Can Be Suspended.
- Unpaid fines, parking tickets, etc.
- Lack of auto insurance;
- Failure to appear for a traffic-related summons;
- Inability to meet the minimum vision requirements;
- Failure to complete traffic school when court-ordered to do so;
- A traffic infraction involving personal injury or loss of life; and
- Child support delinquency.