The NYS DMV assigns points to different violation under the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. It is important to know how points can impact a driver in NY. Whether licensed in NY or another state, a motorist’s privilege to operate in NY will be suspended for a minimum of thirty days if eleven points are accumulated in an eighteen month period or will be revoked for a minimum of six months if convicted of three speeds and or misdemeanors within an eighteen month period (DMV uses the violation date in their eighteen month calculation).
Any conviction for a moving violation stays on your driving record for 4 years (10 years for alcohol or drug related driving offenses) and your insurance company can surcharge you on that conviction for the full four year period.
Below please find a helpful chart showing the points associated with common Vehicle and Traffic Violations in NY.
|Speeding – (VTL 1180a) Speed unreasonable/imprudent, MPH over speed limit not indicated||3|
|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 more than 40 MPH over speed limit||11|
|Reckless driving (Misdemeanor)||5|
|Failed to stop for a school bus (loading/unloading passengers, stop sign out, lights flashing)||5|
|Following too closely (Tailgating)||4|
|Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving wrong direction||3|
|Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign||3|
|Railroad crossing violation (Drove around/under crossing gates while activated)||5|
|Failed to yield the right-of-way||3|
|Passenger Child Seatbelt Violation (Under 16)||3|
|Leaving scene of an accident that includes property damage/injury of a domestic animal||3|
|Leaving scene of an accident involving personal injury (Misdemeanor)||3|
|Inadequate brakes (Misdemeanor)||4|
|Use of portable electronic device (“texting” or “talking”)||5|
|Failure to move over for Emergency Vehicle||2|
|Other moving violations||2|