How do points count on a Graduated Driver License?

Graduated driver license (GDL) points and convictions
GDL point assessment changes
Point assessments for convictions on or after September 1, 2000 have changed. These changes apply to persons driving on an instruction permit or probationary license and persons who have never held a license, regardless of age or issuance date.
Old law
·        Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) assessed 2 additional demerit points for convictions on 2nd and subsequent pointable offenses
·        Accumulation of 12 or more points within 12 months resulted in suspension or revocation from 2 months to 1 year, depending on total point accumulation
New law
·        WisDOT assesses double demerit points for convictions on 2nd and subsequent moving violations, except equipment violations under Wisconsin Statute 347
·        Accumulation of 12 to 30 points within 12 months results in suspension for 6 months. If total point accumulation is more than 30 points within 12 months, suspension is for one year
General GDL provisions
Most other GDL provisions apply to all drivers under age 18 that obtain an original driver license on or after September 2000. New drivers, under age 18, have always had to complete driver education, pass the driving skills test and provide sponsorship. GDL requires the driver to meet the following additional criteria. The driver must:
·        Be conviction free for 6 months prior to GDL issuance
·        Hold the instruction permit for at least 6 months
·        Certify 30 hours of behind the wheel experience
A license will be canceled if the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) receives a conviction for a violation for a driver under age 18 (who obtained a GDL) and was not 6 months violation free at the time of the GDL issuance. The driver must be 6 months violation free to reapply for the license.
The GDL Violations Prohibiting Issuance of Original Probationary License (278 KB) chart defines those violations/convictions which will prevent license issuance or extend the hours and passenger restriction period for a driver under 18 years of age.