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Point Suspension

Colorado law permits the point suspension of licenses of drivers who have been convicted of traffic violations and have exceeded a threshold number of points.  Traffic citations that are received by drivers may result in a certain number of points being recorded against a driver license.  Drivers who exceed the threshold within a certain time period are at risk of having their licenses suspended.

State law sets forth a schedule of points that may be assessed for specific traffic violations.  The number of points necessary for the point suspension of a license and the periods during which these points may be accumulated vary with the age of the driver.  The table below provides point assessments specifically for speeding violations.

Points Assessed against Driver Licenses for Speeding

Speeding Violation

Points Assessed

1 to 4 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph

0

5 to 9 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph

1

10 to 19 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph

4

20 to 39 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph

6

40 or more mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph

12

Driving at a speed that is not reasonable and prudent given road conditions

3

Source: Section 42‑2‑127 (5)(f), C.R.S.