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Texas Local Government Code - LOC GOV'T § 143.117. Disciplinary Suspensions

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(a) General rule.--A point system for driver education and control is hereby established which is related to other provisions for use, suspension and revocation of the operating privilege as specified under this title.   Every driver licensed in this Commonwealth who is convicted of any of the following offenses shall be assessed points as of the date of violation in accordance with the following schedule:

Section Number

Offense

Points

   1512

Violation of restriction on driver's license.

2

   1571

Violation concerning license.

3

   3102

Failure to obey policeman or authorized person.

2

   3111.1

Obedience to traffic-control devices warning of hazardous conditions.

2

   3112(a)(3)(i)
     or (ii)

Failure to stop for a red light.

3

   3114(a)(1)

Failure to stop for a flashing red light.

3

   3302

Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle.

3

   3303

Improper passing.

3

   3304

Other improper passing.

3

   3305

Other improper passing.

3

   3306(a)(1)

Other improper passing.

4

   3306(a)(2)

Other improper passing.

3

   3306(a)(3)

Other improper passing.

3

   3307

Other improper passing.

3

   3310

Following too closely.

3

   3321

Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection.

3

   3322

Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn.

3

   3323(b)

Failure to stop for stop sign.

3

   3323(c)

Failure to yield at yield sign.

3

   3324

Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway between intersections.

3

   3332

Improper turning around.

3

   3341(a)

Failure to obey signal indicating approach of train.

2

   3341(b)

Failure to comply with crossing gate or barrier.

4

(and 30 days' suspension)

   3342(b) or (e)

Failure to stop at railroad crossings.

4

   3344

Failure to stop when entering from alley, driveway or building.

3

   3345(a)

Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights.

5

(and 60 days' suspension)

   3361

Driving too fast for conditions.

2

   3362

Exceeding maximum speed.--Over Limit:

 6-10

2

11-15

3

16-25

4

26-30

5

31-over

5

(and departmental hearing

and sanctions provided

under section 1538(d))

   3365(b)

Exceeding special speed limit in school zone.

3

(and 60 days' suspension

for a second or subsequent

offense)

   3365(c)

Exceeding special speed limit for trucks on downgrades.

3

   3542(a)

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk.

2

   3547

Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk.

3

   3549(a)

Failure to yield to blind pedestrian.

3

   3702

Improper backing.

3

   3714(a)

Careless driving.

3

   3745

Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only.

4

(b) Multiple offenses from same act.--If a driver is convicted of an offense under section 3361 (relating to driving vehicle at safe speed) or 3714 (relating to careless driving), in addition to being convicted of another offense committed at the same time and place, no points shall be assigned for violation of section 3361 or 3714 if points are assigned for the other offense.

(c) No points after six months.--The department shall assign points to the record of any person within six months from the date of a conviction.  Any points assigned after such six-month period shall be null and void.

(d) Exception.--This section does not apply to a person who was operating a pedalcycle or an animal drawn vehicle.

(e) Suspension of operating privilege.--In addition to other provisions of this title relating to the suspension or revocation of operating privileges, the department shall suspend for 15 days the operating privileges of any person who for a violation in an active work zone is convicted under:

(1) section 3361 where the department has received an accident report submitted pursuant to section 3751 (relating to reports by police);  or

(2) section 3362 (relating to maximum speed limits) by exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 miles per hour or more.

A conviction report received by the department which indicates that the violation of section 3361 or 3362 occurred in an active work zone shall create a presumption that the violation occurred in an active work zone.

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