Q: How many points does a serious traffic offense carry?

A: In the Commonwealth, each different traffic offense carries a different number of points, with the most severe charges carrying the most points. Every time a driver is convicted of an offense, it is added to the driver’s driving record. A driver can receive three, four or six points.

Typical six point offenses are also the criminal level traffic offenses. They are you DUI, attempting to elude the police, driving on a suspended or revoked license and reckless driving in excess of 80 mph.

The four pointers are speeding 10-19 mph over the posted speed limit, stopping offenses, failure to obey a highway signal and following offenses. The least serious of the traffic offenses only get three points.