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NY State Points

NY State Drivers Point System

Below is a list of frequently ticketed moving violations and the number of points associated with each violation. 

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

5

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

Source: NYS Department of Motor Vehicles as of March 23, 2016

Driving Points

Points remain on your driver’s license for 18 months. Points are computed by the Department of Motor Vehicles from the date the summons is issued, not the date of conviction.

(Example: If you received a ticket on 1/1/15 and were convicted of the offense on 10/1/15, the points remain on your license until 7/1/16)

Point removal

After 18 months have passed the points no longer count towards your total. However the points and the conviction will remain on your driving record and may be viewed by insurance carriers. 

Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee

If you accumulate 6 or more points on your driver’s license within 18 months, you will be subject to the Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee.

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Increased Insurance Premiums

Insurance companies have their own point systems and can increase your premiums based on your driving record. Contact your insurance company for more information.

DWI

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or higher or other evidence of intoxication. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles: .04 BAC or other evidence of intoxication 

License Suspension

If you receive three Speeding violations in 18 months, your driver’s license may be revoked, regardless of the number of points..