Driving Laws in North Carolina
1. Two convictions of speeding over 55 mph during the
2. One conviction of speeding over 55 mph and one
conviction of reckless driving within a year;
3. A conviction of willful racing with another
motor vehicle, whether it is pre–arranged or unplanned.
4. A suspended court sentence or part of a
sentence mandating that you must not operate a motor
vehicle for a specified period of time; and/or
5. A conviction for speeding over 75 mph.
You cannot have more than one license. If you break this
rule, a court may fine you up to $5,000 or put you in
jail. Commercial drivers are restricted to one driver
license (a single CDL). As a commercial driver, if you
have more than one driver license you are in violation of
federal law and could be fined a minimum of $250 for the
first offense and $500 or more for each subsequent
offense. Keep your home state license and return any
You must notify your employer within 30 days of
conviction for any traffic violations (except parking).
This is true no matter what type of vehicle you were
You must notify your employer and the motor vehicle
licensing agency in the state issuing your CDL within 30
days if you are convicted in any other jurisdiction of
any moving traffic violation. This rule applies only to
violations directly relative to driving and does not
pertain to citations such as parking infractions. This is
true no matter what type of vehicle you were driving. You
must report all convictions of violations received while
driving commercial vehicles and private vehicles (such as
a private car).
You must notify your employer if your license is
suspended, revoked, or canceled, or if you are
disqualified from driving.
You must give your employer information on all driving
jobs you have held for the past 10 years. You must do
this when you apply for a commercial driving job.
No one can drive a commercial motor vehicle without a
CDL. A court may fine you up $5,000 or put you in jail
for breaking this rule.
Your employer may not let you drive a commercial motor
vehicle if you have more than one license or if your CDL
is suspended or revoked. A court may fine the employer up
to $5,000 or put him/her in jail for breaking this rule.
All states are connected to one computerized system to
share information about CDL drivers. The states will
check on drivers' accident records and be sure that
drivers don't get more than one CDL.