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§ 1180(a)

Speed - Not Reasonable and Prudent

§ 1180

(a) No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.

(h)(2) Every person convicted of a violation of § 1180(a) or (e) shall be punished by a fine of $45 to $150, or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(h)(5) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of § 1180(h),

Where an additional fine is provided by § 1180(h)(5), a sentence of imprisonment for not more than 30 days may be imposed in place of or in addition to any fine imposed.

It is a traffic infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of the VTL unless such violation is by the VTL or other law of New York declared to be a misdemeanor or felony.

(1)(c) Whenever proceedings in an administrative tribunal or a court of New York result in a conviction for an offense or a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied a crime victim assistance fee in the amount of $5 and a mandatory surcharge, in addition to any sentence required or permitted by law, in the amount of $55.

(9) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1809(1), in the event a proceeding is in a town or village court, the court shall add an additional $5 to the surcharges imposed by § 1809(1).

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever proceedings in a court or an administrative tribunal of New York result in a conviction for an offense or for a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied in addition to any sentence, penalty or other surcharge required or permitted by law, an additional surcharge of $28.

The following violations shall be assigned a point value of three points:

(i) any violation involving speed except where a different point value has been assigned[.]

Such licenses [as defined in § 510(1)] shall be revoked and such registrations may also be revoked where the holder is convicted:

(iv) of a third or subsequent violation, committed within a period of 18 months, of any provision of § 1180[.]

Last verified: 2017-02-12