A Speeding Ticket Will Add Points to Your Driver’s License in New York

The amount of points you receive from a speeding ticket is based on how many miles over the speed limit you were traveling. Points on your license will typically increase your auto insurance rates and an accumulation of points can lead to a suspension of your driver’s license.

In New York State, the number of points you can expect to receive on your license for a speeding conviction is as follows:

Points based on rate of speed

  • 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
  • Over 40 MPH over posted limit: 11 points

Tickets for speeding in a school zone or a construction zone carry the same number of points based on the posted speed limit (see chart above) – but the fines may be drastically higher. If convicted of speeding in a construction zone more than once in an 18 month period, you can expect your driver’s license to be suspended by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you receive a speeding ticket, you should retain an attorney to protect your rights, your driving privileges, and your auto insurance rates.

Colman & Underwood has many years of experience in handling speeding and other vehicle traffic tickets. We handle many vehicle and traffic infractions in Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

About the Author
Michael E. Underwood, Esq. is an attorney with Colman & Underwood.