NY Traffic Points and Penalties
Speed - Not Reasonable and Prudent
(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),
- the maximum fine provided herein for the violation for which the person is sentenced may be increased by an additional $150 if the conviction is for a second violation of any subdivision of § 1180 where both violations were committed within an 18 month period, and
- the maximum fine provided herein for the violation for which the person is sentenced may be increased by an additional $375 if the conviction is for a third or subsequent violation of any subdivision of § 1180 where all such violations were committed within an 18 month period.
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: 2018-03-31