New York Speeding Ticket Fines

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If you were ticketed for speeding in New York you are now facing hundreds of dollars worth of fines and surcharges, not to mention potential DMV penalties. Below is a list of all the possible speeding charges ordered by their respective Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Sections.

You can identify the VTL section you’re facing by looking at your speeding ticket under the part that says “section sub section”. You can also take a look at your supporting deposition (if one was issued to you).  If you are a Canadian resident who has received a speeding ticket in New York read our Speeding ticket FAQ for Quebec or Ontario drivers.

List of New York Speeding Ticket Points

In order to determine how many points are associated with your ticket, note how many miles over the speed limit the officer said you were going. Then, use this table to determine your points and fines. Next, call our office immediately for a free consult at: 1-888-883-5529. If you already have points on your license, have a CDL license or a Junior License, the penalties can be even more severe.

New York Speeding Ticket Point Table

  • 1-10 miles an hour over the speed limit =  3 points.
  • 11-20 miles per hour over the speed limit = 4 points.
  • 21-30 miles per hour over the speed limit =  6 points*.
  • 31-40 miles per hour over the speed limit = 8 points*
  • 41 mph + over the speed limit = 11 points*.
  • 11 points means that your license will be suspended.
*If you receive 6 or more points you may be subject to an additional fine known as the Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA).

The DRA is a separate fine charged to you when you reach 6 points against your license in New York.  At 6 points you will be fined $100 each year for 3 years.  Each point that you get over 6 points is an additional $25 a year for 3 years.

How Much Will My Speeding Ticket Cost?

In addition to the DRA (where applicable), every speeding ticket carries a potential court fine and mandatory New York State surcharge. Use the table below to determine the fine associated with your ticket. Note that these fines are for first offenses. If this is your second offense or greater, the fines could be higher.

CLICK HERE - New York Speeding Ticket Costs & Fines Associated
New York VTL Section Max Fine Court Surcharge
1180 (a) Speed not reasonable and prudent $150 $88-$93
1180 (b) Speed Over State Limit
             < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
             > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c) Speeding in school zone (between 6:00pm and 7:00am and non school days) $88-$93
             < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
             > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c ) Speeding in school zone on School Days  
           < 10 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $1,200 $88-$93
1180- (d)-1 Speeding in zone
           < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (d)- Speeding on a Restricted highway
           < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
          > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c ) Failure to Reduce Speed for vehicles with special hazards $150 $88-$93
1180 (f)  Speeding in a Work Zone
            <10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1182(1) Unauthorized speed contest (racing) $525 $88-$93


Note that in the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) the points are the same but the fine schedule is different. In addition, negotiating a settlement or reduction (known as a “plea bargain”) is not permitted.

The TVB handles traffic tickets in the following areas:

  • NEW YORK CITY – All 5 Boroughs (click here for locations)
  • CITY OF ROCHESTER (click here for location)

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket or Plead Guilty and Pay the Fine?

In most cases, it is NOT a good idea to plead guilty to the charge. Instead you can plead not guilty and fight your ticket!  Police officers and prosecutors want you to plead guilty to speeding charges because it makes their job very easy.  Pleading guilty means you give up your rights to a trial and you automatically have to pay fines, take points on your license and pay higher insurance rates.

Download the How to Fight a New York Speeding Ticket EbookPleading guilty means you throw in the towel and give up your right to fight and potentially avoid the damaging consequences of a speeding ticket when in reality you are innocent until proven guilty.  In many cases, an attorney can get you a dismissal (all charges are dropped and without fines or penalties) or a reduction in fines and points.  Here are some reasons why you should fight your speeding ticket:

  • Excessive Fines & Surcharges
  • Points on your license
  • Higher Insurance Premiums
  • Possible License Suspension & Revocation
  • Possible State Fines –  New York Driver Responsibility Assessment
  • Loss of your job (if a valid driver’s license or CDL is required)

The Benefits of Hiring An Attorney:

There are many advantages of hiring an attorney.  Our mission at The Rosenblum Law Firm is to get your ticket dismissed or minimize the damage that a speeding ticket in New York can cause you.  We work toward that goal in every case we handle.  Hiring an attorney to handle your case significantly increases your chances of getting a better outcome in your matter.  We can offer you:

  • A specific strategy for your case and tailor it to the court where your speeding ticket is being handled.
  • A low flat rate to take care of your case; you will not pay more than the price you are quoted.
  • We offer experienced representation by a licensed professional to give you advice, defend you, negotiate on your behalf (if applicable) and/or take your case to trial.
  • In most cases, you do not have to spend your day in court. You don’t have to waste time and money driving to court and waiting around for hours for your case to be heard.

Hiring us is fast and simple. Call us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation. We’ll process your payment, you upload your tickets and sign our Waiver of Representation Form online, and we’ll do the rest.


1,886 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. Alexander

    Hi i was pulled over for speeding in Yonkers last month. The cop initially said it was 55 in a 40, however on the ticket it looks like he drew a zero over the 5 and put a dash through it. The ticket is very confusing, and looks more to be a 50 in a 40 than a 55 in a 40. Should I contest this ticket and will the typographical error help me in this case?

  2. Ravi

    I am a NJ driver got a NY speeding ticket for driving 91 in a 65 MPH Zone on Liberty, NY 12754, Sullivan County, section 1180D. This is my first ticket so far, is there any way to have no points added? Or reduced fine/points added? Do I need a lawyer? What should I plead?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ravi – I suggest you plead not-guilty and contest this 6 point ticket. 2 points transfer to NJ, and this will likely impact your insurance rates. You may contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options at 888-883-5529.

  3. M Chit

    I received a speeding ticket fro going 78mph in 55mph zone. The policeman pulled over 4 other cars at the same time. When he asked me what i thought I said i thought the speed limit was 60-65 and that I was not beyond 70. I am from Canada.
    Is there a way to reduce the ticket and a way to avoid the DRA if I plead guilty to up to 70mph?

    is this an option that is available?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      In order to provide information, we need to know what court will be handling this case. Generally speaking, this is a 6 point violation that will transfer pooints to certain provinces in Canada. Since you are looking at a 6 point ticket, the DRA will apply.

  4. Attila

    Got clocked in Orange county on I-87 with 87m/h on a zone of 65m/h.
    Already have 7 points from previous cases (not speeding) and have to pay DRA fee.
    Of the 7 points 5 are due this October because of the 18 months passing, however I have to answer this actual speeding ticket by September.
    What are my chances here? Will I be able to fight this ticket or I have to face the maximum charges?
    Will I have to pay an other DRA fee, or I have a chance with the point reduction safety class?
    Thank you!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Attila – please contact us to clarify the dates of the violations. Generally speaking, it is difficult to know what result will occur without knowing more details about the actual traffic stop.


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