Attachment I








In determining a driver's eligibility to drive a university vehicle, a Driver's Penalty Point System will be used. The following penalty points shall be assessed for convictions of violations as shown in the Texas Department of Public Safety records:

Three-point assessments: Conviction for any hazardous traffic violation within the past three-year period which does not contribute to a traffic accident.

For the purpose of the university's driver's penalty system, a hazardous traffic violation means "any act committed in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, which constitutes a hazard to traffic, and is prohibited by state law or city ordinance." Hazardous violations shall include parking on pavement and all equipment violations except overweight violations. Some examples of three-point assessments are:

Speeding Illegal Signal

Ran Stop Sign Lane Violation

Ran Red Light Improper Lookout

Improper Left Turn Unnecessary Noise

Improper Right Turn Passing in No-passing Zone

Improper "U" Turn Driving on Wrong Side of Road

Other Improper Turn Failure to Yield Right-of-Way

Illegal Backing Improper Flashing Lights (Red)

Improper Passing Wrong Way on One-way Street

Defective Vehicle Violation of D.L. Restriction

Defective Brakes Reckless or Careless Driving

Following Too Close Negligent or Careless Collision

Speed Contest Failure to Stop & Give Info


Four-point assessments: Conviction for any hazardous traffic violation within the past three-year period that contributes to a traffic accident. Some examples of four-point assessments are:

Conviction for failure to yield right-of-way offense that contributes to an accident

Conviction for failure to control speed violation that contributes to an accident

Conviction for failure to signal intention that results in an accident

Ten-point assessments: Ten penalty points shall be assessed for conviction of any of the following violations within the time period specified:

Driving while intoxicated (three-year period)

Aggravated assault with motor vehicle (seven-year period)

Driving under the influence of drugs (five-year period)

Murder without malice with motor vehicle (seven-year period)

Homicide by vehicle (seven-year period)

Failure to stop and render aid (five-year period)

Any person must have nine or less penalty points to be eligible to drive a university vehicle.

Additional information: Department and administrative heads should be aware that some entries appearing on a traffic record are not convictions for traffic offenses. No penalty points will be assessed for these entries. Some examples are:

False statements of driver license application

Permit unlawful use of driver license

Fail to surrender suspended items

Display fictitious driver license

Violate promise to appear

Petition habitual violator, D.W.I., etc.

Re-examination (date is given)

Suspension safety responsibility or habitual violator