Welcome back to the blog. Today, we wanted to go over a few very common questions we get asked regarding NY traffic violations. Namely, “How many points on my license will I get from a speeding ticket?”
What is the scale for deciding points assessed?
The answer to that question really depends on just how far over the speed limit you were going. You see, the system here in NY scales points based on that fact. If you are 1-10mph over the speed limit, you'll be penalized 3 points. For 11-20mph 4 points. Between 21-30mph over the limit, 6 points. If you're 31-40 over, 8 points. Over 41mph over, you'll be penalized 11points and lose your license.
What fines might be levied against me for speeding?
The points on your license won't be the only cost you face, either. You'll also be assessed fines according to how much over the speed limit you were going. The scale for that is similar to the one for points. Fines range between $45 and $600 depending on how far over the limit you were going. You'll also be given a surcharge depending on if you're in a city or town/village.
Additionally, you can expect to see your insurance premiums increase as a result of a traffic violation. Studies have shown that just a single ticket could dramatically increase your monthly costs.
Additional violations will multiply these costs and especially so if they occur in an 18-month period. Work zone and school zone speeding tickets could be twice as costly in terms of fines. Driver Responsibility Assessment Fees can be imposed for repeated and high-point violations, which are paid to the DMV separately and in addition to the previously mentioned fines.
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