Impact of Points on your Arizona Driving Record

In Arizona, you get “points” on your driving record when you are convicted of a moving violation. The severity of the violation determines how many points go on your record.

When you get a ticket for a moving violation, you may have the option to avoid getting points on your driving record by attending Defensive Driving School, as long as you have not attended Defensive Driving School in the last 24 months. It is best to keep your certificate of completion from Defensive Driving School in your glove compartment. If you receive a second moving violation, you can check the date on your certificate to see if you have the option of attending Defensive Driving School in lieu of getting points on your record.

The number of points you have on your record may affect your vehicle insurance rate. Driving convictions stay on your Arizona MVD driving record for 5 years from the date of conviction. An insurance company can see the convictions you received in the last 39 months.

If you get 8-12 points on your Arizona driving record within a 12-month period, you will be required to attend Traffic Survival School if you have not attended Traffic Survival School in the last 24 months. If you do not attend Traffic Survival School, your driver license may be suspended for up to 12 months.

If you get 13 points on your driving record within a 12-month period, your driver license will be automatically suspended for 3 months.

You can check the number of points on your record by contacting the Arizona MVD and providing your full name, birthdate, and driver license number.