New York traffic law has always been complex and the crackdown that motorists have felt since the origination of Vision Zero has increased that. Being cited for traffic violations can have long-lasting impact on drivers. You may be forced to pay high fines or you might even have your driver’s license suspended.
A look at statistics provided on the New York State website gives an idea of how many drivers have received different types of tickets such as a speeding ticket around the New York City area. In 2013, close to 331,000 tickets for all violations were issued in New York County. Close to 8,800 of those were for speeding and 84.2 percent of these drivers were convicted. Of the more than 31,000 safety restraint violations issued, 95 percent of drivers were convicted. Another 2,705 people were arrested for impaired driving.
In the Bronx and Kings Counties, more than 15,000 drivers each were cited for speeding. This number was close to 24,000 in Queens County. Conviction rates for these offenses ranged from 82 percent in Kings County to 88.7 percent in Bronx County. Safety restraint citations in Bronx County numbered more than 10,000 while Kings and Queens Counties saw more than 32,000 and 33,000 drivers, respectively, cited for these offenses. Conviction rates in all three counties were higher than 91 percent. There were 1,904 impaired driving arrests in Bronx County, 2,905 in King County and 3,572 in Queens County.
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