Traffic Violations

DMV Driving Points

As traffic tickets in New York do not have fine information on the tickets, it is important that you contact a DMV Driving Points Lawyer if you have a question about your traffic ticket. If you accumulate 11 points for traffic convictions in an 18-month period, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend or revoke your license. In addition points can increase your insurance rates, and effect your good name and record.

DMV Driving Point Assessment

The amount of points which traffic violations carry are as follows:


  • 1-10 MPH over posted limit: 3 points
  • 11-20 MPH over posted limit: 4 points
  • 21-30 MPH over posted limit: 6 points
  • 31-40 MPH over posted limit: 8 points
  • more than 40 MPH over: 11 points

Other Moving Violations

  • Failing to stop for a school bus: 5 points
  • Following too closely (tailgating): 4 points
  • Inadequate brakes: 4 points
  • Failing to yield right-of-way: 3 points
  • Use of a hand held mobile device (cell phone/texting): 5 points
  • Violation involving a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield sign: 3 points
  • Improper passing, unsafe lane change, : 3 points
  • Driving left of center, or driving wrong direction : 3 points
  • Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to a domestic animal: 3 points
  • Safety restraint violation involving a person under 16: 3 points
  • Reckless driving: 5 points (Warning, this is a criminal charge/misdemeanor)
  • Most other moving violation: 2 points

While this list is extensive, it is far from complete. New York State has identified hundreds of traffic violations, and they all carry variable consequences based on numerous factors. As soon as you receive a traffic ticket, it is wise to consult with an experienced lawyer to learn more about the specific consequences you are facing and any possibility to get the charge reduced. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

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If you have further questions regarding DMV Driving Points, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney. Our office can be reached by calling 800-464-8269 or by completing our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards as payment for services.