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What is New York’s driver point system?

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles tracks all information associated with residents’ drivers’ licenses. This includes any violations such as speeding tickets, drunk driving convictions or license suspensions. Every type of violation is assigned a certain number of points and drivers who amass multiple points over a certain time period may face specific penalties.

Mixed results seen from Vision Zero effort

This year saw the beginning of a new push throughout New York City to not just reduce but to ultimately eliminate pedestrian deaths citywide. This effort, known as Vision Zero, is spearheaded by the mayor and while improving safety is the stated goal, it has far-reaching implications to drivers who are cited for traffic violations.

Driver initiates lawsuit against Manhattan for traffic camera citation

New York traffic law can be complex at times. One of the rights offered to all drivers is the ability to lodge a traffic ticket defense if they feel that they have been wrongly accused of any violations. If this is not done, default convictions are achieved. These convictions can result in the levying of heavy fines as well as points on driving records. These consequences can negatively impact drivers for many years after the original ticket was issued.

Man enters not guilty plea for traffic tickets

New York drivers can receive citations for a variety of traffic law infractions at any time. However, it is important for all residents to remember that a traffic ticket defense is possible. A single ticket does not necessarily need to result in a default conviction. This is the case for a variety of ticket reasons such as speeding, failure to obey a traffic signal, reckless driving or more.

Suspended license charge lessened for bishop

Most New York drivers will have or have had at least one traffic citation over the course of their driving years. In some cases, traffic violations are minor annoyances that require the payment of fines and nothing more. In other cases, however, drivers can face high insurance surcharges, points on their driving records, driving license suspensions and even jail sentences.

New law facilitates traffic plea bargains in Buffalo

Traffic tickets can be highly expensive propositions for drivers in New York. Not only do traffic violations result in fines that must be paid but they can also raise insurance premiums for drivers. This happens when points are added to drivers’ records and insurance companies see those points. A successful traffic ticket defense can feel out of reach for some drivers yet it is the only way to prevent these consequences.

Traffic penalties to increase under new law

New York City’s Mayor has embarked on an ambitious journey to eliminate pedestrian deaths over the next several years. While this is positive in many regards, it may result in greater concerns for motorists who face traffic violations in the city. Already, drivers can be forced to pay high fines, insurance surcharges and deal with points being added to their driving records. If penalties increase, these things could become even harsher. Laws in Sweden have been some of the motivation for the mayor’s actions.

Cameras generate revenue and controversy

Law enforcement utilizes many different ways to identify New York drivers that violate traffic laws. Motorcycle officers and officers in other vehicles can be positioned at key locations to watch specifically for traffic violations. Traffic tickets can result in fines and points on a license or even a license suspension depending upon the circumstances.

Police operations yield increase in traffic tickets

Drivers in New York are aware of the multiple potential consequences to traffic violations. Depending upon the circumstances, penalties may include high fines, points added to records, revocations or suspensions of driving privileges and more. Citations can be written for a number of different reasons. Speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, reckless driving, aggressive driving and distracted driving are common reasons that motorists receive traffic tickets.

Distracted driving focus of Operation Hang Up

Drivers in New York City may lately feel under siege with the Vision Zero and related campaigns intended to reduce traffic fatalities. An increased number of slow zones, speed bumps and traffic cameras are routinely reported on as of late. Even jaywalkers are at an increased risk of being ticketed than before. However, it is not just in New York City that drivers must beware of being stopped for traffic violations.

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