Speeding Ticket NYS VTL § 1180b

A single speeding ticket is the only traffic violation that can cause a driving privilege suspension for too many points. That says a lot about the severity of a speeding ticket.

The Law

The law, NYS VTL§ 1180b, simply says that a driver shall comply with posted maximum speed limits. Drivers and non-drivers alike have seen speed limit signs on the road, which state the maximum speed a person can drive. The law says that a person cannot drive faster than the posted speed limit sign.

Monetary Penalties

Speeding tickets can cost a lot of money, even if a person is a first time speeding offender. But, a general rule of thumb is, the more speeding convictions, the higher the fines.

Speeding ticket fines in New York State range from $45 to $600 and depend on the rate of speed over the posted speed limit a driver is alleged to have gone.

For a first offense, speeds in excess of:

  • 1-10 mph, fine ranges from $45 to $150
  • 11-30 mph, fine ranges from $90 to $300
  • 31 mph and greater, fine ranges from $180 to $600
  • Town and village surcharges are $93 and all other court surcharges are $88.

For second and third speeding convictions, fines increase even more. A second conviction may cost an additional $150 and for a third speeding ticket conviction the cost can increase by $375. Serious money. But, that is not the end to the consequences of a speeding conviction.

Point Penalties

Like speeding ticket fines, points associated with speeding tickets vary and depend on how fast a driver is alleged to have driven.

  • 1-10 mph: 3 points
  • 11-20 mph: 4 points
  • 21-30 mph: 6 points
  • 31-40 mph: 8 points
  • 40 and up: 11 points
Other Penalties to Keep in Mind

It is also important to keep in mind that a VTL 1180b conviction (speeding ticket) can trigger a driver responsibility assessment fee. It can also cause major car insurance premium increases over the course of years, which translates into major money.

What Happens if I do not Answer a Speeding Traffic Ticket?

If a driver does not answer a speeding ticket the DMV will suspend the driver’s driving privileges. A person can be charged with a misdemeanor crime for driving with a suspended license. A suspension for not answering a speeding ticket does not mean that a driver is guilty of the violation; it means that a driver did not let the court know that he or she is pleading not guilty to the violation. Then, a driver must take extra steps and pay money to restore his or her driving privileges.

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