You are running late to an appointment. You press on the gas pedal and try to steal a few minutes by speeding. After reviewing the fines and points for speeding tickets, you will agree that a New York speeding ticket is too costly and that it is wise to contact a New York traffic lawyer.
If you are ticketed for driving up to 10 mph over the speeding limit, the fine is up to $150. Speeding between 10 mph and 30 mph over the posted limit may bring you a fine of up to $300. If you are convicted for travelling more than 30 mph over the speed limit, the fine may cost you up to $600. A ticket for “speed not reasonable and prudent” carries a maximum fine of $150.
It is important to note that the above fines do not include the state surcharge which is either $80 or $85 depending on the court.
The amount of the fine varies depending on a number of factors:
- If you have more than one speeding conviction within 18 months, the amount of the fine increases.
- Three convictions for speeding (or two work zone speeding convictions) in 18 months result in your license being suspended.
- The location of the speeding ticket impacts the amount of the fine. For example, school zones, restricted highway or work zones can have higher fines.
Accumulate 6 points within 18 months and you will have to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $100 per year for 3 years and $25 per year for three years for each point over 6.
These fines and surcharges don’t even take into account the increase in insurance premiums that you can experience.
The amount of points that are tacked to your driving to your NY record driving for every NY speeding ticket is important. A motorist ticketed for driving 1- 10 mph over the limit is given 3 points. A violation of 11-20 mph over the limit results in 4 points on your driver record. A conviction for speeding 21 –30 mph over the limit lands 6 points on your DMV record. 11 points are tacked on your record for a ticket for more than 40 mph over the limit.
It is noteworthy that if you accumulate more than 11 points in 18 months, the DMV may suspend your driving privileges. In addition, points amassed from tickets in other jurisdictions will also apply in NY.
In order to reduce your fines and points, email or call 888-8835-LAW. The Rosenblum Law Firm has an experienced NY traffic attorney waiting to assist you.