Traffic Tickets

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About the NYS Driver Point System

The Driver Violation Point System gives the New York State DMV a way to identify and take action against high-risk drivers. The DMV assigns points for certain traffic violations. If you get 11 points in an 18-month period, your driver license may be suspended. However, the point system is not the only way to lose your license (see Suspensions and Revocations).


How your point total is calculated:

    • you must be convicted of the traffic violation before points are added to your driving record
    • your point total is calculated based on the date of the violation, not the date of the conviction
    • the points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months are added to calculate your point total.

Number of points assigned for common traffic violations

Violation Points
Speeding - MPH over speed limit not indicated 3
Speeding 1 - 10 MPH over speed limit 3
Speeding 11 - 20 MPH over speed limit 4
Speeding 21 - 30 MPH over speed limit 6
Speeding 31 - 40 MPH over speed limit 8
Speeding More than 40 MPH over speed limit 11
Reckless driving 5
Failed to stop for a school bus 5
Inadequate brakes 4
Improper cell phone use 5
Following too closely 4
Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction 3
Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign 3
Railroad crossing violation 3
Failed to yield the right-of-way 3
Passenger safety violation, including seat belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16 3
Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal 3
Other moving violations 2
Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer) 2
Use of portable electronic device ("texting") 5

Points are not assigned for the following violations

  • any bicycle violation
  • any pedestrian violation
  • any parking violation
  • any violation related to unregistered, unlicensed or uninsured operation
  • any violation related to motor vehicle inspection, vehicle weights or dimensions or vehicle equipment other than inadequate service brakes
  • any violation related to a business or the sale of goods established in the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any local law
  • a violation related to the improper use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes in Suffolk County, between exits 49 and 57 of the Long Island Expressway
  • any other violation not resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle

Driver Responsibility Assessment

If you receive 6 or more points on your New York State driving record in 18 months, you must pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee.

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