10 driving infractions that can lead to losing your license

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Can you imagine life without a driver’s license? How would you get anywhere? Sure, you could ask a friend, take the bus, walk, uber, ride your bike but none of that is as convenient as getting in your car and going.

Life with a driver’s license is beneficial in many different ways. But it is a privilege that can be taken away if you drive negligently among other reasons that may surprise you.

Keep reading for ten driving and nondriving infractions that can lead to losing your license.

1. Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated is the quickest way for you to lose your license and while this might be a bit obvious it is the most severe. In fact, in some states police officers can suspend your license before you are even convicted.

Being caught and charged with a DWI will result in fines from $2,000 to $4,000 and having your license suspended from 90 days up to one year.

You will also be charged with a Class B misdemeanor and could serve anywhere between 72 hours to six months in jail.

If you’re lucky enough not to serve jail time, then you could still be on DWI probation which has many conditions that you must follow.

2. Multiple Moving Violations

Your license may be suspended for receiving at least three moving violations in the past three to five years. These moving violations could consist of speeding, running a red light, or driving recklessly. In most states, this is based on a point system for each ticket that you receive.

Before your license is suspended you are typically offered a hearing in front of a judge. This is where you can plead your case and explain how you’re being a much safer driver.

If you drive more than 15,000 miles a year you should mention this as well because you’re driving more than the average person so you’re more likely to get a ticket or be involved in an accident.

3. Not Paying Parking Tickets

If you’re in an area with strict parking rules and receive tickets, then you should remember to always keep up with them. You can receive a parking ticket for not following the parking rules and parking your car illegally.

There are many consequences for parking illegally or having unpaid parking tickets. If you accumulate too many unpaid parking tickets, then your license could be suspended.

Driving is a privilege and if you ignore the laws and not pay tickets, then it could be revoked.

4. Failing to Pay Child Support

This may surprise you but failing to pay child support became the first nondriving offense that can cause you to lose your license back in 1975.

It was proven that this was a great way to get parents who did not have custody of their children to pay child support.

So if you like the freedom that comes with having your license, then you should always be keeping up with your child support payments…
 
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