Driver Improvement Clinics' Schedule

Drivers are eligible to attend driving improvement clinics once every five years to reduce driver license points.

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Driver Improvement Clinics

If you are convicted of certain motor vehicle violations in NC, Driver License Points are placed against your driving record.

If you accumulate seven points, you may be assigned to a Driver Improvement Clinic by a court or by a driver license hearing officer. Upon satisfactory completion of the clinic, three points are deducted from your driving record. Drivers are eligible to attend driving improvement clinics once every five years to reduce driver license points.

To receive point credit, you must qualify and have a conference with a driver license hearing officer.

Fees

Fees must be paid prior to attending the Driver Improvement Clinic. You will not be allowed to attend the clinic if you do not have a receipt indicating you have paid for the clinic.

Payments for transactions at Driver License Offices are accepted in the form of cash, money order, personal checks[?] We cannot accept debit/credit cards at this time.

Driver Improvement Clinics
Driving Clinic [?] $50.00

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Suspensions & Revocations

In addition to criminal penalties that the court might mandate, conviction of certain traffic offenses will result in the loss of your driving privilege. The DMV will suspend your driving privilege as soon as it receives the conviction report from the court.

Restoration Fee

Payments for transactions at Driver License Offices are accepted in the form of cash, money order, personal checks[?] We cannot accept debit/credit cards at this time.

Driver License Restoration Fees
Restoration $50.00
DWI Restoration $100.00

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Suspensions

Offense Suspension Time
Driving while impaired (first offense) 1 year
Driving while impaired (second offense) 4 years
Driving while impaired (third offense) Permanent
Felony Death by Vehicle Permanent
Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle 1 year
Speeding in excess of 55 mph, at least 15 mph over legal limit 30 days
Speeding in excess of 55 mph, at least 15 mph over legal limit (second offense) 60 days
Speeding in excess of 55 mph, at least 15 mph over legal limit
while attempting to avoid arrest
1 year
Willful racing with another motor vehicle 3 years (vehicle seized)
Watching, betting on or loaning a car for prearranged racing 3 years (vehicle seized)
Willful refusal to submit to a blood or breath test 1 year
Speeding plus reckless driving (same incident) 60 days
Two charges of reckless driving committed within 12 months 1 year
Getting a license or learner permit under false pretense 1 year

Additional Grounds for Suspension

  • Two convictions of speeding over 55 mph within a 12 month period
  • One conviction of speeding over 55 mph and one conviction of reckless driving within a 12 month period
  • A suspended court sentence or part of a sentence mandating that you must not operate a motor vehicle for a specified period of time
  • A conviction for speeding over 75 mph

Suspension Hearing

You may have the right to a hearing in the judicial district where you reside. To request a hearing, call or write to the DMV in Raleigh. You will be notified by mail of the time and place for the hearing.

If the hearing gives you no help, you may appeal the DMV's decision within thirty (30) days to the Superior Court of the county where you live.