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Understanding the penalties for speeding tickets in New York

At the Martin A. Kron & Associates, LLP law firm, we have seen the impact on residents in the greater New York City area of the increased oversight by law enforcement on speeding. Creation of many new slow zones, installation of red-light cameras and more are all integral parts of the mayor’s plan to eradicate pedestrian deaths in the city over the next 16 years. With this in mind, having a good understanding of the penalties associated with speeding tickets in New York is important for all drivers.

For any speeding ticket that results in a conviction, the requirement to pay a fine and the assessment of points on your driver’s record are common penalties. The number of points added to your license is based upon how many miles per hour above the stated speed limit you were moving, as follows:

  • Three points are added when speed is up to 10 mph over the limit.
  • Four points are added when speed is between 11 and 20 mph over the limit.
  • Six points are added when speed is between 21 and 30 mph over the limit.
  • Eight points are added when speed is between 31 and 40 mph over the limit.
  • Eleven points are added when the speed is more than 40 mph over the limit.

Any speed considered unreasonable results in the addition of three points and a reckless driving conviction adds a total of five points.

You can check your driving record online at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website. This can provide useful information to help you avoid license suspensions or revocations.  These actions can result when too many points are received or when tickets are not properly responded to by drivers. Staying on top of points and driving records may be just as important as watching the speedometer when it comes to maintaining driving privileges.

In addition to checking your driving record, you can learn more about speeding tickets in New York on our speeding ticket page. Our firm is dedicated to helping you navigate these issues. 

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