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Just like soccer players can accumulate too many yellow cards and be suspended from the next match, California motorists may accumulate too many tickets or be involved in too many accidents and face the suspension of their drivers' licenses.

The Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) is the process of warnings, hearings and punishments that the state may use in the case of negligent operators. NOTS only applies to drivers over 18.

Under VC Section 12810, the state generally assigns points to any traffic ticket conviction in Tulare County. Below is an example of each category:





If the violation occurred in a commercial vehicle, the points increase by 50% - a two-point violation becomes a three-point violation.

The NOTS system has four different levels, with progressively worsening consequences:

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