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DC license with a VA moving violation help - August 12, 2016, 09:32 AM

Okay....
Not sure what the deal is, but I am hoping some of you DC residents have experience on this.

Question:
Is it possible to do VA traffic school to prevent points from transferring to my DC license?

DC DMV says I need "Prior approval from the out-of-state court" to take traffic school or online. I know VA allows school to knock 5 points off, but I don't know "how" to get preapproval.

Calling the county court, the clerk just said she didn't know anything about that, and that I would be admitting guilt by prepaying. I do not want to give up a chance to prevent points on my license by prepaying.

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I would just sign up here and take the course

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August 12, 2016, 10:59 AM

My understanding is while DC/MD/VA may share records, there is no points reciprocity.

It would violate state / district laws to allow one state to award points on another state's licensing system.

Not to mention the point systems may not match up (what is 4 points in VA may only be 2 points in DC).



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Heist is correct. Unless you were charged with an arrestable offense, points do not transfer...only a fine. VA's draconian arrestable reckless driving charge does not equal to out of state points either because surrounding states recognize their statute's penalties for it as absurd.
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August 12, 2016, 02:28 PM

Thanks for the comments, you guys.

However, DC does add points based on its own point system based on out-of-state DMV reports. It is not reciprocity, but they will match the violation to the equivalent DC offense on the DC point system.

Also, until 2012, reckless driving in VA for speed did result in a ridiculous suspended license in DC. It wasn't until legislation was passed that changed the points assessment scale that DC residents only get 6 points for a VA reckless instead of 12 (10 is a suspended license).

If anyone has direct experience as a DC resident, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, I'll probably just look into a traffic attorney to see if I can buy some breathing room on any potential second ticket.

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Thanks for the comments, you guys.

However, DC does add points based on its own point system based on out-of-state DMV reports. It is not reciprocity, but they will match the violation to the equivalent DC offense on the DC point system.
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