The NYS Driver Point System

by SKU


Published: Dec 18, 2017 | Updated: Mar 12, 2018 |


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DMV Points in New York

The NYS Driver Point System keeps track of driver convictions for vehicle and traffic violations over an eighteen (18) month period. The following list states the amount of points associated with each conviction.

  • Speeding - 1 - 10 MPH over speed limit - 3
  • Speeding - 11 - 20 MPH over speed limit - 4
  • Speeding - 21 - 30 MPH over speed limit - 6
  • Speeding - 31 - 40 MPH over speed limit - 8
  • Speeding - 40 or more MPH over speed limit - 11
  • Speeding - MPH over speed limit not indicated - 3
  • Cell Phone use with no hands-free device - 5
  • Using an electronic Devise or Texting - 5
  • Reckless driving - 5
  • Failing to stop for a school bus - 5
  • Inadequate brakes - 4
  • Following too closely - 4
  • Passing improperly- 3
  • Changing lanes unsafely - 3
  • Driving to the left of center- 3
  • Driving in the wrong direction - 3
  • Failing to obey a traffic signal - 3
  • Failing to obey a Stop sign, or a Yield sign - 3
  • Railroad crossing violation - 3
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way - 3
  • Passenger safety violation, seat belts, child safety seats, or passengers under age sixteen - 3
  • Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal - 3
  • Other moving violations - 2
  • Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer) - 2

Should You Plead Guilty or Not Guilty to a NY Ticket?

Always plead not guilty and hire a lawyer to represent you so that you have a better chance of getting the ticket reduced or dismissed altogether to avoid getting points on your license.



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