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PointsPoints on License

In New York State, convictions for speeding tickets and other moving violations carry points on your license. Below are the points that correspond to each moving violation.

Speeding
1 to 10 mph over limit
3 points
Speeding
11 to 20 mph over limit
4 points
Speeding
21 to 30 mph over limit   
6 points
Speeding
31 to 40 mph over limit
8 points
Speeding
over 40 mph over limit
11 points
1102
Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order
2 points
1110 (a)
Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
2 points
1110 (a)(1)
Passed Green Arrow
3 points
1111 (d)(1)
Passed Red Light
3 points
1111 (a)(1)
Passed Red Arrow
3 points
1120 (a)
Failure to Keep Right
3 points
1122
Improper Lane Change
3 points
1128 (a)
Unsafe Lane Change
3 points
1129 (a)
Following Too Closely (Tailgating)
4 points
1140
Failure to Yield Right of Way at Intersection
3 points
1141
Failure to Yield Right of Way--Oncoming Traffic
3 points
1143
Failure to Yield Right of Way--Pedestrians
3 points
1163
Failure to Signal Lane Change
2 points
1172
Failure to Stop at Stop Sign or Flashing Red Light
3 points
1180 (a)
Unreasonable/Imprudent Speed
3 points
1180 (b)
Speeding
 
 
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 (possible suspension)
8 points
 
More than 40 mph over speed limit (possible suspension)
11 points
1212
Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor Offense)
5 points
600
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
3 points
1229 (c)(3)
No Seat Belt/Driver
0 points
319
Uninsured Motorist (Mandatory Revocation)
 
375 (1)
Inadequate Brakes (Misdemeanor offense)
4 points
375 (3)
Failure to Dim Headlights
2 points
375 (29a)
Improper Towing/More Than One Vehicle
2 points
375 (29c)
Connection Longer Than 16 Feet
2 points
375 (29d)
No Licensed Driver in Towed Vehicle
2 points
381 (1a)
Inadequate Brakes- Motorcycle
4 points

In New York State, points are assessed against your driving record based on the date of violation of the ticket, not the date of conviction. If you accumulate 11 points or more within an 18 month period, your license will be suspended or revoked by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Also, if you are convicted of 3 speeding tickets with dates of violation within an 18 month period, your license will be suspended for 6 months.

You can reduce up to four points from your driving record by completing a NYS DMV approved defensive driving course. You can use the point reductions from a defensive driving class once every 18 months. If you have already taken the defensive driving course within 18 months, regardless of whether you received a point reduction or not, you will not be able to reduce any points by taking the program again until a year and a half has passed. Please note you cannot apply the point reduction as a credit against future tickets.

NO ONE SHOULD EVER PLEAD GUILTY TO VIOLATION INVOLVING POINTS
WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY

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