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Financial Responsibility > Demerit Points

The Director of Motor Vehicles reminds all motorists that in accordance with Saf-C 212.03, demerit points will be assessed for certain violations upon conviction. The number of demerit points assessed depends on the seriousness of the offense with the point value being 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6. The number of demerit points assessed for a motor vehicle conviction will appear on a certified copy of a record for three (3) years from the date of the violation.

Demerit Points Warning Notice

If you received a Demerit Points Warning Notice, please be advised that the purpose of this notice is to inform you of the demerit point system convictions that have been posted to your New Hampshire driver record. The notice also indicates the total number of demerit points currently shown on your driver record. Although an accumulation of demerit points may result in a suspension, this notice is informational only and should not be considered notice of suspension/revocation action.

Statute Motor Vehicle Violations Offense Demerit Points
262:40-C Abandoned vehicles 3
265-A:3 (formerly 265:82-a) Aggravated DWI 6
263:85 Allowing improper person to drive commercial vehicle 2
262:1 Alteration of title 6
262:7 or 262:10 Change or remove vehicle ID Number 6
264:25 Conduct after accident 6
265:4 Disobeying police officer 6
263:63 Driving without proof of financial responsibility 4
265-A:2 (formerly 265:82) DWI 6
263:2 Failure to display or produce license for officer 2
265:16 Failure to drive on right hand side of road 4
265:37 or 265:41 Failure to use due care 3
262:3 False report of theft 6
265:18 or 265:20 Improper passing 4
263:57-a Lending license to minor to purchase alcohol 6
262:17 Odometer tampering 6
263:12 Prohibition 6
265:75 Road racing 6
265:54 School bus violation 6
265:60 Speeding at rate of 25 mph or greater over posted speed limit 4
265:60 Speeding at rate of 1-24 mph over posted speed limit 3
262:12 Taking without owner's consent 6
265-A:43 (formerly 265:80) Transporting drugs in a motor vehicle 6

Demerit Point Suspensions/Revocations

Driver Licenses/Operating Privileges are suspended according to the Demerit Points Assessed After Court Conviction based upon the violation date. Information pertaining to suspensions with regards to the Assessment of Points is detailed in Saf-C 212.02.

Drivers Under the Age of 18 are Subject to these Suspensions:

  • 6 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 12 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 18 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

Drivers Under the Age of 21 are Subject to these Suspensions:

  • 9 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 15 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 21 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

Drivers 21 Years of Age or Older are Subject to these Suspensions:

  • 12 Points in one calendar year = up to 3 months suspension
  • 18 Points in two calendar years = up to 6 months suspension
  • 24 Points in three calendar years = up to 1 year suspension

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