Brian OglesbyP.O. Box 1312Rutherfordton, NC 

An Incomplete List of Circumstances Under Which a Person's Driving Privilege May Be Revoked in NC


Charge/Conviction                                          Term of Suspension (TOS)

1.  DWI

One year for first offense

Four years for second offense

Permanent for third offense

2.  Driving After Consuming < 21 y.o.

One year

3.  Speeding > 15 mph over speed limit if limit is 55

30 days

4.  Second charge of speeding > 15 mph if limit is      55 mph within one year period

60 days

5.  Speeding + reckless on same date

60 days

6.  2 convictions speeding > 55 in one year

7.  Conviction of Speeding and Reckless w/in 1 year                                                                                                             

8.  Willful spontaneous racing with another MV

9.  Driving after Judge ordered non-operation of MV as part of suspended sentence.

10.  Speeding > 75 mph in 55-65 mph zone

11.  Manslaughter by MV

One year

12.  Misd. Death by MV

One year

13.  Manslaughter while under influence of impairing substance


14.  Assault by MV


15.  Speeding > 15 mph and attempt to avoid arrest

One year

16.  Willful prearranged racing of MV

3 years + seizure of MV

17.  Watching/Betting/ Loaning a car for prearranged racing

3 years + seizure of MV

18.  2 reckless driving within 1 year

One year

19.  Failure to Pay Child Support

20.  Revocation/Refusal of Probation for Felony

Time Def. would have been on probation

21.  Conviction of any moving violation which is charged while license revoked 

22.  Any subsequent conviction of DWLR

23.  FTA on any traffic citation

24.  Failure to pay fines/cost for any traffic citation

25.  License revocation for any reason in any other state.

26.  12 DL points within 3 years

27.  Dropping out of high school < 18 y.o.

28.  Refusal to submit to blood/breath test

One year but can request hearing after 6 months

29.  Being Charged with DWI

30 days

30.  Conviction of Impaired Instruction

One year

31.  Aid and Abet DWI

One year

32.  Aid and Abet DWLR

One year

33.  Involvement in MV accident with No. Ins.

34.  Two traffic citations w/in one year for provisional licensee

30 days (appealable)

35.  Violation of any terms/conditions of limited privilege

36.  Registering any amount of alcohol in vehicle equipped with interlock device

37.  CDL:  Leave scene of accident with CMV

One year

38.  CDL:  Use CMV to commit felony

39.  CDL:  Use CMV with Haz. Materials to commit crime

Three years

40.  CDL:  Use CMV involving controlled sub.


41.  CDL:  2 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMV

60 days

42.  CDL:  3 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMV

120 days

43.  CDL:  Operate CMV with BAC .04 or more

One year

44.  CDL:  Operate CMV with BAC .04 or more, Second Offense


45.  Court order as part of suspended sentence

46.  Conviction/Circumstance of any of above that NCDMV learns about.

47.  DMV determination that Driver is physically/medically unfit to drive

48.  DMV determination that Driver is mentally incompetent

49.  Underage purchase of Alcohol

50.  Providing  Alcohol to Underage person

51.  Use of vehicle in commission of felony

52.  Failure to stop and provide aid

53.  Perjury or false statement to DMV

54.  Second conv. of open container

55.  Conv. one charge of aggressive reckless driving

56.  Reckless Driving while engaged in illegal transport of intoxicants for purpose of sale

57.  False/Fict. Name or addy. On DL application

58.  Driving school bus after consuming

60.  Second conv. of larceny of gas

61.  Failure to complete community service

62.  Malicious use of incendiary device to damage prop.

63.  Making False bomb threat

64.  Poss.  Explosive dev. On school prop.

65.  Aid and Abet minor to poss.  Explosive device on school prop.

66.  Allow another to fraudulent use DL

67.  DWI on military base or federal lands

68.  Speeding >80 in 70 mph zone

69.  DMV shall not issue a license to a person previously adjudged "insane or an idiot, imbecile, or feebleminded"  NCGS § 20-9(d)*.  Presumably, if a person is adjudged as such his/her license would be revoked. 

*  Actual statutory language.

70.  Drive Moped with >49 CC while Lic. Rev.

71.  DWI while riding a bicycle or lawn mower*

*And maybe an electric wheelchair

72.  Three moving viol. w/in one year

90 days (appealable)

73.  Four moving viol. w/in one year

6 months (appealable)

74.  Willful and intentional failure to comply with the provisions of G.S. 20-79.2 governing transporter plates.

(c) Brian Oglesby 2010