Driving Laws Every Young Driver Must Know

The Point System: Lesson 3

Some Sample Tennessee Point Values For Driving Violations

  • Speeding 5 mph over limit: 1 point
  • Speeding up to 15 over: 3 points
  • Speeding 16 – 25 over: 4 points
  • Speeding 26 – 35 over: 5 points
  • Reckless driving: 6 points
  • Careless driving: 4 points
  • Under 18 on a cell phone: 6 points
  • Driving too fast for conditions: 3
  • Unsafe passing: 4 points
  • Failure to report a crash: 4
  • Leaving the scene of a crash: 5
  • Tailgating: 3 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: 4
  • Failing to signal: 3 points
  • Suddenly slowing down: 3 points
  • Peeling out, burning rubber: 3
  • Passing a loading or unloading school, church, or youth bus:
  • 8 points
  • Failure to give way to emergency vehicles: 6 points
  • Failure to stop at RR crossing:
  • 8 points
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