Tuesday, January 31, 2012


This one is an oldie but a goodie with some useful comparison charts. Keep in mind fines quoted are from 2008 and have increased in many cases since. Also, there will be no reference to new laws like the 1144a "Move Over" law (FLD TO MOVE TO OPEN LANE TO EMERG VEHICLE), a 3 point violation, as well as cell phone (OP MOBILE PHONE), and electronic device. Otherwise, it is a very interesting look into how fines for traffic violations like speeding compare across these neighboring states as well as what penalties are assessed.

One interesting point, and something that most people don't realize, is that speeding even 11mph over the posted speed limit is punishable by 15 days in prison! Maybe one good reason to hire a lawyer.

To see realistic fine amounts for speeding convictions and reductions to 1201a and other generic violations. in New York courts, visit our resource at NY Speeding Ticket Fines.

Friday, January 13, 2012

1144a "Move Over" Law Updated

As of January 1, 2012 the Ambrose-Searles "Move Over" Law (section 1144a of NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law) has been updated to include tow and service vehicle operators and other maintenance workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.

New York's Division of State Police have a statement about the changes on their website along with a downloadable brochure linked to below. The 1144a is still punishable by a fine and 3 points. 

1144a Brochure (.pdf)