Since 2003, Texas has had a point system for drivers. Every moving violation attaches a number of points to your driving record, which stay there for three years. If you earn six points or more in any three-year period, you will be fined an annual surcharge by the state until those points.
Points on your record may also affect what you pay for auto insurance.
A driving safety course can prevent a ticket and the points that go with it from appearing on your record, which is why defensive driving is so popular.
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