Consequences of Speeding in New York



    When a driver is on the road, there are several rules they are required to follow. One of the most important that is frequently ignored is driving over the speed limit. Speeding can cause very dangerous accidents for the driver in addition as well as others on the road. The state of New York takes speeding very seriously and works tirelessly to ensure people follow the speed limit. Speeding violations can be followed by certain fines and penalties. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the violation, individuals could receive a ticket in addition to points on their license. Collecting points can reflect on an increase in personal finances, car insurance payments, as well as a possible license suspension.


    When a driver is pulled over for speeding, they may face certain consequences. If a law enforcement officer issues an individual a ticket, it could result in fines and points on their license. The state of New York follows certain guidelines when an individual is found speeding. Individuals may receive anywhere from 3-11 points on their license. This is dependent on the speed they were driving when they were pulled over. The New York point system is:

    • 3 points for driving 1-10 miles over the speed limit
    • 4 points for driving 11-20 miles over the speed limit
    • 6 points for driving 21-30 miles over the speed limit
    • 8 points for driving 21-40 miles over the speed limit
    • 11 points for driving 41 miles or more over the speed limit

    If an individual receives 11 points on their license within an 18 months period, their license may be suspended.

    Cost of a Speeding Ticket

    The cost of every speeding ticket can vary depending on the driver’s speed and where they were issued the ticket. If an individual is issued a ticket in New York City, there is a greater chance they will be required to pay more than those in rural areas. If an individual accumulates 6 or more points on their license within an 18 month time period, they may be subject to a Driver Responsibility Assessment fine. This costs $100 every year for 3 years. Any individual who receives more than 6 points on their license must pay an additional $25 fine for each point.

    Plea Bargains

    When an individual is issued a speeding ticket, they may wish to seek legal assistance to guide them through the charges. Experienced attornies may be able to help a driver reduce the charges against them. Prosecutors are sometimes open to working with attornies to avoid further problems and expenses at the cost of the state if they are not absolutely necessary. In some cases, it is possible to reduce the weight of the offense against a driver.


    If you have been issued a speeding violation and wish to seek proper representation for your case, contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation and we would be happy to assist you.

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