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§ 1180(c)

Speed - School Zone During School Day

§ 1180

(c) Except as provided in § 1180(g), whenever maximum school speed limits have been established on a highway adjacent to a school as authorized in § 1620, 1622, 1630, 1643, or 1662-a, no person shall drive in excess of such maximum school speed limits during:

(1) school days at times indicated on the school zone speed limit sign, provided, however, that such times shall be between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. or alternative times within such hours; or

(2) a period when the beacons attached to the school zone speed limit sign are flashing and such sign is equipped with a notice that indicates that the school zone speed limit is in effect when such beacons are flashing, provided, however, that such beacons shall only flash during student activities at the school and up to 30 minutes immediately before and up to 30 minutes immediately after such student activities.

(h)(4) Every person convicted of a violation of § 1180(c) when such violation occurs in a school speed zone during a school day between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., 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 $90 to $300;

(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 $180 to $600 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 $360 to $1,200, 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: 2018-03-31