South Carolina has a point system for traffic law violators. The purpose of the point system is to make problem drivers improve their driving habits and protect innocent persons from careless and reckless drivers.
By law, each traffic violation is assigned a certain number of points. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, that information will be sent to SCDMV to be posted to your driver record. Points are also charged to your record for violations you commit in other states and for military court-martial traffic convictions. Your record contains all the convictions and the number of points charged against you under the point system.
Points posted to your driving record will be reduced by half after one year. For example, if four points were posted to your record in June, the points would be reduced to two points in June of the following year. If you have multiple convictions, the points will be reduced according to the date each conviction was posted to your record.