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What information stays on a driving record for life in New York?

Most people are aware that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles maintains records for all drivers. This can include anything from the types of drivers’ licenses issues to information about serious violations such as drunk driving or another vehicular felony charge. According to the state DMV website, there are two types of driving records available, the first of which is referred to as the standard driving record and it will house all driving data including that pertaining to license suspensions or other convictions for a period of four years.

Consequences of driving with a suspended or revoked license in New York

Most people who live in or near New York and drive in New York regularly are well aware of the increase in vigilance related to many different traffic violations. More speed zones have been created, traffic cameras installed and even speed limits lowered throughout the city limits. However, speeding is not the only violation to be receiving attention. Drivers must remain aware of the risk of other citations or problems that can result in points on your license, a felony charge, fines and even jail sentences.

New York’s commercial driver’s license requirements

Drivers in New York have been under increasing scrutiny in the past year with the introduction of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan, the institution of slow zones and more. Such vigilance extends to commercial drivers as well. The consequences that people with commercial driving licenses face for some violations such as a speeding ticket or a DUI conviction can be more far-reaching as it can impact their abilities to perform their jobs.

The differences between license suspensions and revocations

Fines and points added to driving records may be the most well-known consequences that drivers in New York face after receiving traffic tickets but they are certainly not the only ones. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, license suspensions and license revocations may be ordered based upon the nature of the offenses or other extraneous circumstances. Each of these penalties is given for different reasons and has its own associated way to reinstate driving privileges.

Drivers' licenses suspended for tax preparers

Many elements of New York’s traffic laws have been highly publicized this year. Much of this is due to the launch of New York City’s Vision Zero program, spearheaded by the city’s mayor. The goal of the program is to completely eliminate all pedestrian deaths by the year 2020. Increased crackdowns have subsequently been realized against speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians. This, however, does not mean that other traffic violations, such as driving with a suspended license, are not receiving high levels of attention by authorities.

Driver arrested for driving with suspended license

Drivers in and around New York City are under constant watch by law enforcement. With the mayor’s Vision Zero plan and several programs instituted in an effort to reduce accidents and traffic fatalities, every incident is closely monitored. Safety is important indeed yet it is also important to remember that many things can make it possible for anyone to be found driving with an alcohol level over the legal limit or to have a suspended driver’s license. Many very responsible people end up in these situations and should not always be looked upon as irresponsible.

Increased fines and jail time sought for suspended license offenses

New York traffic law can be complex and change with the introduction of new legislation or amendments to existing laws. In addition, special programs like the Vision Zero effort launched by New York City’s mayor can bring increased oversight by law enforcement to specific violations. Whether speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving or operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, drivers can face a multitude of penalties.

Suspended license leads actor to police station

As the public becomes more and more aware of New York’s crackdown on speeding, it is still important to remain aware of the legal ramifications of other potential vehicular violations that one can be charged with. Driving with a suspended license is one such offense. Depending on the particular situation, fines or other penalties may apply to persons found guilty of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Man faces suspended license in two states after DWI conviction

Drivers in New York can be cited for and convicted of drunk driving even if they hold drivers’ licenses in other states. Any driver must obey the local laws when driving in New York and may be subject to the same penalties as residents of the state. This can include a suspended driver’s license, fines, jail time and more.

Old traffic ticket data can now be used for new citations

Drivers in New York have always had to take caution against traffic stops and citations. Following the laws of the road is a way to stay safe and to avoid fines and other penalties like points on a driver’s license. As the city continues its crackdown on speeding and other traffic violations, more and more drivers are at risk of receiving tickets, requiring greater care on the part of all residents.

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