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I think its a no... the record transfers but not the points... for minor convictions including speeding.

see below from MVA website. Can anyone comment if this is correct?

pulled from MVA:
I have a Maryland driver's license and was recently convicted of a vehicle related offense in another state. Will that conviction information and points be placed on my Maryland driver record?


If you received a conviction out-of-state, that state is obligated under the terms of the Driver License Compact (DLC) to notify the MVA. Upon receipt of the information, the MVA will update your driver record.

For many types of violations, the MVA will only record the conviction information on your Maryland driver record and will not assess points. However, if you have been convicted of one of the serious violations identified in Article IV of the Driver’s License Compact, the MVA will record both the conviction information and the points associated with it. The number of points assessed is equal to the number that would have been assessed if the conviction occurred in Maryland.

The MVA may also take other actions such as suspending or revoking your license, in accordance with Maryland law. For more information read the Driver’s License Compact, which has been incorporated into Maryland Law.

Drivers License Compact Article IV:
Effect of Conviction
(a) The licensing authority in the home state, for the purposes of suspension,
revocation or limitation of the license to operate a motor vehicle, shall give the same
effect to the conduct reported, pursuant to Article III of this Compact, as it would if
such conduct had occurred in the home state, in the case of convictions for:
(1) Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a
motor vehicle;
(2) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor
or a narcotic drug, or under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders
the driver incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle;
(3) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
(4) Failure to stop and render aid in the event of a motor vehicle accident
resulting in the death or personal injury of another.
(b) As to any other convictions, reported pursuant to Article III, the licensing
authority in the home state shall record the conviction on the individual’s driving
record, but may not assess points for the conviction.
(c) If the laws of a party state do not provide for offenses or violations
denominated or described in precisely the words employed in subdivision (a) of this
article, such party state shall construe the denominations and descriptions appearing
in subdivision (a) hereof as being applicable to and identifying those offenses or
violations of a substantially similar nature, and the laws of such party state shall
contain such provisions as may be necessary to ensure that full force and effect is
given to this article.
 

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did you do any of these?
(a) The licensing authority in the home state, for the purposes of suspension,
revocation or limitation of the license to operate a motor vehicle, shall give the same
effect to the conduct reported, pursuant to Article III of this Compact, as it would if
such conduct had occurred in the home state, in the case of convictions for:
(1) Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a
motor vehicle;
(2) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor
or a narcotic drug, or under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders
the driver incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle;
(3) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
(4) Failure to stop and render aid in the event of a motor vehicle accident
resulting in the death or personal injury of another.

if not you fall under this:
(b) As to any other convictions, reported pursuant to Article III, the licensing
authority in the home state shall record the conviction on the individual’s driving
record, but may not assess points for the conviction.
 

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lol no i didnt do any of those...
so technically i shoudl be ok.
 

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bump on this... got one today, anyone know if PWC transfers points to MD for simple speeding?
 

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As far as I recall, MD and VA do not care about points. I have not seen anything on transcripts from MD about VA tickets. Just like tickets from MD don't show up on a VA transcript. You guys are fine.
 

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Non Resident Violator Compact

There is national law called the Non Resident Violator Compact. It covers all moving violations.

The majority of states (over 40 of them) have signed on to this agreement. Exceptions: Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, Wisconsin.

What the Violator Compact allows is for any state to track down an out-of-state violator. In other words, you live in Colorado, and are caught speeding in Texas. Returning to your home in Colorado does not allow you to escape the charge. The State of Texas can/will communicate with the State of Colorado, and they cooperate to find you, and ensure you face the charges (fines, as well as putting points put on your CO license).

The Violator Compact applies only to moving violations. It excludes parking tickets (except those regarding parking on a state highway [rare]), and tickets related to equipment or inspections.

So, if you live in Colorado, and get a parking ticket in Texas, you can effectively escape punishment the moment you come back to Colorado. Exception would be, if you find yourself driving in Texas at any point in the future, and you get pulled over, you might find yourself needing to pay the outstanding ticket on the spot, or face immediate arrest.
 
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