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Knowing How Many Points You Have on Your License is Important and Finding Out is Easy.

If you live in the beautiful states of North Carolina or South Carolina, there is a high probability that you have a car and use it to get around.  Whether it’s to work or taking your kids to school or soccer practice, getting around most of the cities and towns across the Carolinas is done by licensed drivers that have their own vehicle.  Sure there are options for people that don’t have their own transportation.  Car pooling, taxis and ride sharing applications make it possible for people to get around and if you are lucky enough to live in a city that has public transportation, that option may also work.  However, most of us drive and driving is a privilege, not a right and that is why it is so important to be a good driver and to always know the ramifications of poor driving decisions may result in the loss of your license.

Most states including the Carolinas use a point system to determine when someone’s license should be suspended or revoked.  Typically there is a threshold for how many points a driver can have before being penalized with the loss of their license.  Depending on your driving history and what you do behind the wheel of your car, losing your license can be for a short amount of time and in some serious cases some people can lost their license forever.  Besides impacting your actual legal ability to have a license to drive, points against your license can affect your car insurance rates and even your ability to get a job. Most people have the obvious desires to avoid accidents, and tickets but accidents and tickets aren’t just problems for your wallet or safety.   So many points on your license in a certain amount of time will very likely result in changes to your legal ability to have a license.

If you are fortunate enough to not have a driving record that has resulted in points on your license, you should be proud of that and you should try to keep up the good work.  Unfortunately many people can’t say that they have do not have any points are on their license. Many of those people do not even know the amount of points that they have accumulated. That can be very problematic if you are on the edge of having so many points that another incident or ticket will result in a suspension. If you are one of the many people that don’t know how many points are on your license, finding an up to date record is very easy, quick and it is free. All you need to know if your license number and other personal info such as your date of birth or social security number.

The following links will lead you to official state provided resources that will help you find out how many points are on your license:

North Carolina –  https://edmv.ncdot.gov/MyDMV/MyDMVAccount/Login

South Carolina – https://www.scdmvonline.com/Public/Authorization.aspx

Follow those links to the DMV for your state, follow the directions and log in to find out this very important information.  It is a good idea to check this info out from time because errors can occur and making sure that the information tied to your license is accurate is very important and can save you trouble in the long run.  Also knowing this information may motivate you to become a safer driver and there is nothing wrong with that.

Auger & Auger is an established law firm that limits its practice to serious motor vehicle accidents and personal injury matters.  If you or someone you know has been injured in North Carolina or South Carolina, please call toll free 1-800-559-5741.  A case evaluation will be provided to you at no cost.

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