Friday, August 21, 2009

Points for Traffic Violations

How Many Points Will I Get for my Traffic Ticket?
Photo by TheTruthAbout

One of the most common questions we get from people inquiring about their traffic ticket in new york state is regarding the number of points they would potentially receive on their driving record. Here is a helpful breakdown of the number of points assigned to each traffic violation according to the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau:


(1-10 mph over speed limit) - 3 points
(11-20 mph over speed limit) - 4 points
(21-30 mph over speed limit) - 6 points
(31-40 mph over speed limit) - 8 points
(40 mph over speed limit and above) - 11 points


Reckless Driving - 5 points
Failed to Stop for School Bus - 5 points
Followed too closely (tailgaiting) - 4 points
Inadequate Brakes (private car) - 4 points
Inadequate Brakes (employer's vehicle) - 2 points
Failed to Yield Right-of-Way - 3 points
Disobeying Traffic Control Signal (Stop or Yield sign) - 3 points
Railroad Crossing Violation - 3 points
Improper Passing, Changing Lane Unsafely - 3 points
Driving Left of Center, in Wrong Direction - 3 points
Leaving Scene of Property Damage Incident - 3 points
Child Safety Restraint Violation - 3 points
1144 A Ambrose-Searles "Move-Over Act" - 3 points
Cell Phone Violation - 2 points
Texting While Driving - 3 points
Any Other Moving Violation - 2 points

For a list of phone numbers and addresses of various Traffic Violations Bureaus, follow this link.


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