What is a point and how does that affect you? Tickets and accidents are
assigned points. Each incident is assigned a point. Depending on the type
of traffic ticket, you can get from one to two points for a traffic ticket
and one point for an accident.
Examples of points: If you get a ticket for speeding, running a red light,
making an unsafe lane change or having an at-fault accident, a point will
be placed on your driving record. If you are convicted of reckless driving,
hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving
with a suspended or revoked license, you will receive two points on your record.
DMV keeps a record of all traffic convictions and accidents.