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Michigan SOS Point System

If you were issued minor traffic infraction ticket in Michigan. Tickets (civil infractions) Eligible for the  Michigan Basic Driver improvement course. The following shows the points for some traffic violations:

Six-Points Traffic Violation
Manslaughter, negligent homicide, or other felony involving use of a motor vehicle. 6
Operating under the influence of liquor or drugs. 6
Reckless driving. 6
Fleeing or eluding a police officer. 6
Unlawful bodily alcohol content of 0.10 or more. 6
Refusal to take a chemical test. 6
Failing to stop and give identification at the scene of a crash. 6


Four-Points  Traffic Violation
Impaired driving 4
Drag racing. 4
Under age 21 with any bodily alcohol content. 4
16 mph or more over the legal speed limit. 4
Failure to yield/show due caution for emergency vehicles. 4


Three-Points  Traffic Violation
Careless driving. 3
Failure to stop at railroad crossing. 3
11 through 15 mph over the legal speed limit. 3
Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign or improper passing. 3
Failure to stop for a school bus or for disobeying a school crossing guard. 3
Disobey Stop Sign
Improper Passing


Two-Points  Traffic Violation
10 mph or less over the legal speed limit. 2
Open alcohol container in vehicle. 2
All other moving violations of traffic laws. 2
Refusal of Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) by anyone under age 21. 2
Violation of Basic Speed Law 2
Violation of Restricted License 2
Unauthorized or Improper Use of Lights 2
Obstructed Vision or Control (Tinted Windows) 2
Improper or Prohibited Turn 2
Improper/Unauthorized Use of Lights 2
Improper Lane Use 2
Improper Crossing Divided Highway 2
Illegal Entrance/Exit on Expressway 2
Graduated License Permit 2
Failed to Stop in Assured Clear Distance 2
Failed to Stop/Yield Alley/Private Drive 2
Failed to Yield 2
Failed to Yield to Emergency Vehicle 2
Following to Close-Tailgating 2
Failed to Signal and/or Observe 2
Drove While License Expired 2
Drove While Unlicensed or License Not Valid 2
Drove Without Corrective Lenses 2
Drove Without Due Care and Caution 2
Drove Without Proper License or Endorsement/Vehicle Group Design 2
DWLS - Drove While License Suspended/Revoked/Denied 2
Drove Wrong Way on One-Way Street 2
Drove Left of Center 2
Disobey Traffic Control Device 2
Disobey Traffic Control Device 2
Headlights, Drive Without/Failed to Dim 2
Failed to Have Vehicle Under Control 2


State of Michigan - speeding ticket fines & traffic violation points:

How much is a speeding ticket in Michigan?

Each time you are convicted of a traffic violation, points will be assessed against your drivers license. Below is the chart which shows speeding ticket fines/citation fees and their traffic points for some traffic violations.

Speeding on a Regular Road



Speeding in a School/Emergency Zone

VIOLATION/ Offense  Total Fines/Costs  Ticket Points

VIOLATION/ Offense  Total Fines/Costs  Ticket Points
Speeding 1-5 MPH Over  $115 2

Speeding 1-5 MPH Over  $132 2
Speeding 6-10  MPH Over  $125 2

Speeding 6-10  MPH Over  $152 2
Speeding 11-15  MPH Over  $130 3

Speeding 11-15  MPH Over  $167 3
Speeding 16-20  MPH Over  $140 4

Speeding 16-20  MPH Over  $187 4
Speeding 21-25  MPH Over  $150 4

Speeding 21-25  MPH Over  $200 4
Speeding 26-30  MPH Over  $160 4

Speeding 26-30  MPH Over  $220 4
Speeding 31-35  MPH Over  $170 4

Speeding 31-35  MPH Over  $230 4
Speeding 36 and  MPH Over  $180 4

Speeding 36 and  MPH Over  $250 4
























Speeding in a Construction Zone



Speeding on a Highway (Limited Access) 70 mph zone
VIOLATION/ Offense  Total Fines/Costs  Ticket Points

VIOLATION/ Offense  Total Fines/Costs  Ticket Points
Speeding 1-5 MPH Over  $132 3

Speeding 1-5 MPH Over  $115 0
Speeding 6-10  MPH Over  $152 3

Speeding 6-10  MPH Over  $125 1
Speeding 11-15  MPH Over  $167 4

Speeding 11-15  MPH Over  $130 2
Speeding 16-20  MPH Over  $187 5

Speeding 16-20  MPH Over  $140 3
Speeding 21-25  MPH Over  $200 5

Speeding 21-25  MPH Over  $150 3
Speeding 26-30  MPH Over  $220 5

Speeding 26-30  MPH Over  $160 4
Speeding 31-35  MPH Over  $230 5

Speeding 31-35  MPH Over  $170 4
Speeding 36 and  MPH Over  $250 5

Speeding 36 and  MPH Over  $180 4


Michigan BDIC - Point Dismissal Program
  • Dismiss traffic ticket in Michigan
  • Avoid points on your driving record.
Enroll Michigan driving class to remove points from your license.

Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course approved by MI Secretary of State (SOS) to remove ticket points and avoid insurance premium hikes. Also check out Michigan's Basic Speed, Move Over & implied consent laws.

Learn More on Michigan bdic online course, SOS-approved basic driver improvement course.

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