What Is "The Point System"?

In addition to the penalties of fines and court costs, conviction of some types of traffic violations can add points to your driving record. Points are bad. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will revoke the driver´s license and privilege to drive of anyone accumulating 12 or more points within a two-year period.

The revocation is usually for a six-month period starting the date the order of revocation is signed. A person who has had his or her driver´s license revoked must complete a driver´s education course approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles and must pay the cost of the course to get the license back.

If you are under 21 years old and accumulate six or more points within a one-year period you will be notified by the DMV that you must take an eight-hour driving class or your license will be suspended.

Anyone the police catch driving during the period of revocation will be charged with the crime of Driving Under a Suspended License (DUS). The penalty for conviction of DUS in Lancaster County is up to 90 days in jail, a fine of $500 and one year additional license suspension.