NY Traffic Points and Penalties

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§ 1180(b)

Speed - Over 55 MPH

§ 1180

(b) Except as provided in § 1180(g) and except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with § 1180(a) or when maximum speed limits have been established as hereinafter authorized, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of 55 MPH.

(h)(1) Every person convicted of a violation of § 1180(b) or (d)(1) shall be punished as follows:

(i) Where the court or tribunal records or enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by not more than 10 MPH, by a fine of $45 to $150;

(ii) Where the court or tribunal records or enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by 11 to 30 MPH, by a fine of $90 to $300 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days or by both such fine and imprisonment;

(iii) Where the court or tribunal records or enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 30 MPH, by a fine of $180 to $600, or by imprisonment for not more than 30 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.

(1) The following violations shall be assigned a point value of 11 points:

(i) any violation involving speeding more than 40 MPH over the speed limit.

(2) The following violations shall be assigned a point value of eight points:

(i) any violation involving speeding 31 to 40 MPH over the speed limit.

(3) The following violations shall be assigned a point value of six points:

(i) any violation involving speeding 21 to 30 MPH over the speed limit.

(5) The following violations shall be assigned a point value of four points:

(i) any violation involving speeding 11 to 20 MPH over the speed limit[.]

(6) 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