Cited for Speeding in New York?
Whether you were simply passing through the Empire State or you are a resident of Albany, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Troy or another New York city, receiving a speeding ticket is never fun. Not only can it be expensive, but it is often a hassle to take care of and it can harm your driving privileges.
Common citations for speeding under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (NYS V and T Law) include:
- VTL 1180: Violation of maximum speed limits
- VTL 1180-a: Speed not reasonable and prudent
- VTL 1180-b: Speed violation: exceeding 55 mph
- VTL 1180-c: Speed violation – speeding in school zone
- VTL 1180-e: Speed violation: unreasonable speed/special hazards
- VTL 1180-f: Speed violation: speeding in posted work zone
- VTL 1180-g: Speed with radar detector
- VTL 1181-a: Driving too slow – impeding traffic
- VTL 1181-b: Driving below minimum posted speed limit
- VTL 1182: Illegal speed contest – first offense
If you have been cited for any of the above offenses or received any other traffic-related violation, you could receive “points” on your driving record.
In addition to your legal troubles with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after a speeding violation conviction, you are likely to face increased insurance premiums that can add up to quite a large sum over several years.
New York Driver Violation Point System
In New York, your driver’s license may be suspended after you have received 11 points or more in 18 months. Points accumulate every time you are convicted of or plead guilty to a traffic violation. Speeding violations add points to the total as follows:
|Over the Speed Limit By:||Points:|
|1 – 10 mph||3|
|11 – 20 mph||4|
|21 – 30 mph||6|
|31 – 40 mph||8|
|41 – 50 mph||11|
After receiving six points on your record, you may be required to pay a driver responsibility assessment (DRA). Both out-of-state drivers and New York residents understand that an aggressive defense in the face of a speeding ticket is a worthwhile investment, especially when you’re facing consequences that could result in additional fines or a suspended driver’s license.
Contact Albany Traffic Ticket Attorneys at 866-642-3807
We offer free consultations to people who have been cited for speeding or reckless driving in New York. Our clients include people from out of state and Canada who appreciate our ability to advocate on their behalf in traffic court, saving them a return trip to New York to show up at a hearing before a judge. Before you pay a speeding ticket or go to court and plead guilty on your own, please call 866-642-3807 or contact a lawyer online. We have offices in Albany and Schenectady.