Can my NC driver's license be revoked for speeding?

Yes. Regardless of your driving history, if you are convicted of certain speeding offenses your North Carolina driver’s license may potentially be revoked by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). These speeding offenses include the following:

  1. A conviction for speeding greater than 75 mph in a zone less than 70 mph
  2. A conviction for speeding greater than 80 mph in a 70 mph zone
  3. A conviction for speeding greater than 15 mph above the speed limit in a 55 mph zone
  4. A conviction for speeding greater than 80 mph

This means that even if you have a perfectly clean driving record, being convicted of one of the above speeding offenses can cause your driver's license to be revoked. These revocations generally result in a 30-day suspension. However, a limited driving privilege may be available for first time offenders.

Other than those traffic violations listed above, there are also other speeding violations that can potentially revoke your North Carolina driver’s license that depend more on your driving history. These speeding offenses include the following:

  1. Two or more convictions for speeding greater than 55 mph, both of which occur within a 12-month period
  2. One conviction for speeding greater than 55 mph and one conviction of reckless driving, both of which occur within a 12-month period
  3. One conviction for speeding greater than 55 mph and one conviction of aggressive driving, both of which occur with a 12-month period

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If you think you fall into any of the categories above, it is important to contact an experienced speeding ticket attorney at Browning & Long, PLLC. These skilled lawyers may be able to help you avoid a license revocation by discussing your legal options, such as speed reductions, a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC), and more. Call (980) 207-3355 now for your free consultation.

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