Generally, driving a car is essential to ones ability to earn a living. Every day
activities most people take for granted, such as grocery shopping become burdensome or
nearly impossible without a drivers license. Many people are driving with a
suspended license when it is possible to get their license back or obtain a bread and
Many people lose their drivers licenses in
Pennsylvania and their right to drive because they do not know their rights and what the
legal effect is of pleading guilty. Pennsylvania has mandatory license suspensions for
pleading guilty or being found guilty of certain offenses like, underage drinking, driving
under a suspended license, drug act violations, reckless driving, racing on highways,
accidents involving damage to attended vehicles or property and countless others.
Additionally, upon an accumulation of six
points, the department of transportation can require a driver to go to drivers
safety school and suspend the drivers license if they fail to do so. Excessive
accumulation of points can lead to a persons license being suspended and
accumulations of points can be costly when applying for insurance.
By hiring an experienced attorney to fight
your vehicle code violations you may avoid the risk of losing your license, avoid an
unnecessary accumulation of points and ultimately save money on your insurance. Below is a
list of offenses that carry points. These violations along with any violation that
suspends your license should be avoided.
(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
Section Number Offense
1512 Violation of restriction on driver's license.
1571 Violation concerning license.
3102 Failure to obey policeman or authorized person.
3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii) Failure to stop for a red light.
3114(a)(1) Failure to stop for a flashing red light.
3302 Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming
3303 Improper passing.
3304 Other improper passing.
3305 Other improper passing.
3306(a)(1) Other improper passing.
3306(a)(2) Other improper passing.
3306(a)(3) Other improper passing.
3307 Other improper passing.
3310 Following too closely.
3321 Failure to yield to driver on the right at
3322 Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making
Failure to stop for stop sign.
Failure to yield at yield sign.
3324 Failure to yield when entering or crossing
roadway between intersections.
3332 Improper turning around.
3341(a) Failure to obey signal indicating approach of train.
Failure to comply with crossing gate or barrier.
(and 30 days suspension)
3342(b) or (e)
Failure to stop at railroad crossings.
Failure to stop when entering from alley,
driveway or building.
3345(a) Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red
lights. (and 60 days suspension)
3361 Driving too fast for conditions.
3362 Exceeding maximum speed.--Over Limit:
(and depart hearing and sanctions
provided under section 1538(d))
3365(b) Exceeding special speed limit in school zone.
3365(c) Exceeding special speed limit for trucks on
3542(a) Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk.
3547 Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk.
Failure to yield to blind pedestrian.
3702 Improper backing.
3714 Careless driving.
3745 Leaving scene of accident involving property
subsec. (a) effective May 9, 2005.>
C. Flick, Esq.
536 Swede Street
P.O. Box 1140
Norristown, PA 19404