The Point System for Driver License Administration: A Viable Alternative for Virginia?

Report No: 71-R38

Published in 1972

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Traffic safety research was noted to have been unable to produce any empirical evidence that the introduction of a point system would affect, either negatively or positively, traffic accident statistics. In view of this absence of evidence, the similarity between Virginia's record-keeping procedures and one type of point system, and the admitted administrative description incident to a complete changeover, the introduction of a point system for handling traffic convictions in Virginia was not recommended.

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Steven L. Micas

Last updated: February 9, 2024

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