Virginia DMV Point System

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issues demerit points for a variety of driving offenses, including reckless driving.  The amount of points and length of time they stay on your record varies by offense.  Drivers also earn “good” points each year that they do not incur any violations.  Good points may also be earned through driver improvement courses.

The DMV can suspend your Virginia driver’s license if you have accumulated too many points or accumulated points rapidly.  After the suspension, you will have to go through a process and pay a fee to reinstate your license.

Even if you are not in danger of a license suspension, you may be concerned about accumulating points and facing an increase in auto insurance rates.

A Fairfax reckless driving conviction will result in six demerit points.