Reducing Points on Your License in Georgia

At eleven points on your record, they take your license away. Even one point will make it hard to get the best possible coverage. So how do you get rid of them? Here are some ideas:

Seek to Get a Ticket Dismissed

Easier said than done. Honestly, your chances of having a ticket dismissed are pretty slim, but, it’s worth a shot when you’re all out of ideas. The points are already going on your license, so the worst they can do is not dismiss the ticket.

Wait Three Years

Okay, you’re probably not going to be able just to stop driving for three years straight. For Atlanta, GA drivers, the points only stay on your record for three years. When they finally come off, you can renegotiate with your insurer and get a better deal through H2M Insurance. This only applies to minor offenses, of course. For more serious charges like DUI, it can take over a decade.

Take a Defensive Driving Course

A defensive driving course will automatically get points stricken from your license, and, by law, this will lead to lower premiums in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding areas. You can take a traffic course up to five times over the course of your lifetime to have points removed from your license, and you can go once a year for this purpose. You can go more frequently than that to prove that you’re a safe driver, but legally speaking the benefits do have some limitations.

Having a few points on your record isn’t the end of the world. You’ll want to drive more cautiously in the future, of course, but points on your license can be managed. 

Reach out to an agent at H2M Insurance to learn more about auto insurance and your license. Also, try our online rating tool for quotes on auto insurance.