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How many points does negligent driving carry in Maryland?


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We did not see the exact offense of negligent driving on the Maryland points assessment listing which is listed as part of the MD laws and regulations.

They do however list 6 points for careless driving and 5 points for aggressive driving in case your offense actually falls under either of these categories.

You can check with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration for the amount of points negligent driving is assigned and/or read through the Maryland Statute (16-402) that list the points for motor vehicle violations. The state website has been updated and it has made it difficult to find all the points, so we have listed the most common point values here:

  • Driving without proof of insurance: 5 points
  • Speeding (9 miles per hour (MPH) or less): 1 points
  • Speeding (10 MPH and over): 2 points
  • Speeding (30 MPH and over): 5 points
  • Failure to yield: 1 points
  • Failure to stop at a red light: 2 points
  • Failure to stop for a school bus: 2 points
  • Improper turn: 1 points
  • Unlawful use of your driver's license: 12 points
  • Loaning or borrowing a driver's license: 12 points
  • Driving without a license: 5 points
  • Speed contests: 5 points
  • Driving alone with a permit: 5 points
  • Reckless driving: 6 points
  • Driving with a suspended license: 3 points
  • Clicking off your lights to evade identification: 8 points
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 12 points
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs: 12 points


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