If a citation for speeding ends up on your driving record, it counts
as 2 points if you did not cause an accident and 3 points if your
excessive speed did lead to an accident. Just having 2 driver points
may not seem like a big deal, but Texas has a surcharge system that can
quickly become expensive. For example, if you get 6 points against your
license in a 3 year period, the Texas Department of Public Safety will
require that you pay a $100 surcharge annually to keep your license
active. If you keep getting violations, the surcharge amount will
increase by $25.00 for each point you have against your license.
Surcharges continue each year until enough points fall off to bring you
down below 6 points again.