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 SectionMax FineCourt 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.

 

1,788 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. Grace

    Hi,
    I have traffic court next week. I was coming off the Belt Parkway and going with the flow of traffic and I was singled out and pulled over for doing 40 in a 30mph speed limit. As I was pulled over, I noticed the officer was only pulling over female drivers. I really don’t want the points on my license. Any advice ?
    Thanks
    Grace

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Grace – your case will be heard in the traffic violations bureau – a court system that does not allow plea bargaining. I suggest fighting your ticket to avoid the fines, points, and insurance impact.

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  2. Jenn

    I was pulled over in a school zone, he claimed I was doing 40 in a 20 zone. There was a truck stopped on the street (in front of the sign) that I almost hit, so I sped around him, and in less than 500 feet made a left into my complex. I’m not sure how I could get my car up to that speed in that short of time, however I am not sure how fast I was going. The officer followed me into the complex parking lot with his lights on. He wasn’t the least bit pleasant. The ticket he gave me has no value on it to pay, it says I have to go to court at the end of March. I’m not sure what to do. I’m in Suffolk County

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  3. Mike Phillips

    I received a ticket yesterday on 17W in Johnson City going 75 in a 55. Where I was pulled over I could see the speed limit sign switching over to 65. What exactly an I looking at here? What’s my best course of action?

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  4. Eleni Miklos

    I was pegged yesterday on 17 west fpr 78 in a 55… ot was 3:30 in the morning, no traffic and i was just off of work and exhausted and trying to get home so i wasnt focused on my driving.
    I got pulled over in Monticello for the same speed but the sign wasn’t clearly posted. I just couldn’t get down to fight it and I’m currently paying the DMV the $300 fee for it.

    What I’m wondering is if I could get the charges could be brought down a bit?

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  5. jennifer

    I was having car trouble coming off the express way in niagara falls ny my speedometer wasn’t working in my car nor my gas gauge or anything on my dashboard plus i was stuck in gear my transmission was going as well so i really didn’t know how fast i was going it seemed like i was going close to the speed limit i really do know but he clocked me doing 67 in a 35 i didn’t know the speed limit changed i really wasn’t paying attention i was concentrating on my guages wondering why they weren’t working. And trying to get home to my daughter who was getting out of school soon i didn’t want to stuck out there with no one home for her im really afraid of what the outcome is going to be ive never had a ticket other then failure to change my address in a timely manner im 40 yrs old.

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jennifer – you are facing an 8 point ticket that carries fines of $693, along with an assessment fee of $450 over the course of 3 years. Additionally, this will have a substantial impact on your insurance rates. We strongly suggest you fight this ticket to mitigate the consequences.

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  6. Alain Samson

    Hi, just got a speeding ticket today driving 81 on a 65 zone on interstate 88 at Sydney NY. The policeman said 81 but my max speed on my gps was 75 for the entire day. I Will probably not loose point because îm from Canada. Should i plead guilty and pay the 393us$ or There is â cheaper way to close that case? I don’t Want to go at court because I stay very far from NY. It’s more that 500 miles.
    Sorry for my poor english.

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  7. Rob

    I just received a speeding ticket for going 89 on a 65 on the masspike near Albany, NY. I was going down a small slope and it was night time coming out of a small blizzard so the windshield had white residue on it. I was so focus on the road that I didn’t notice the speed going up until a police lights lite up. I mostlikely not able to head to court due to the fact that my job requires me to travel a lot so I was wondering if you can help. Thanks.

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  8. debra morello

    I got two tickets. One for child seat but she wrote 1229 c 1 when it really should have been c 2 the child is 8 years old. Is that a ground for dismissal. The other ticket is 1225d operative portable device electrical device cellphone, but should it be 1225c. It was a call from my doctor and he wrote me a note. Do you think I got a chance?

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Debra – I believe you do have valid arguments that can be raised in fighting your ticket, although I would advise you to take particular caution when using the argument relating to the cell phone ticket. To advise further, I need to know what court has jurisdiction over your case.

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  9. Carlotta Kane

    I just got pulled over, going 40 in a 25. The ticket lists no radar operator, and I dont believe I was going that much faster than the cars around me. I’m 19, and I’ve never recieved so much as a warning before. Im also currently on an antibiotic that increases agitation and anxiety, as well as increasing heart rate. Combined with am ADHD med that I’m on, my heart rate is consistently higher than normal, leading to strained nerves and high levels of anxiety related energy.
    I’m not against being pulled over, necessarily, but I dont know why I skipped a warning. The PO who pulled me over was also rather rude and I grew upset during the encounter, leading to a subsequent panic attack after arriving to my destination.
    The ticket is a 1180D, in Bronx County.

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Carlotta – Officers are under no requirement to issue warnings. However legitimate, there are no defenses to speeding – as speeding is what is referred to as a ‘strict liability’ offense. I do suggest you fight this ticket, and would be more than happy to provide you with additional information.

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  10. Dave

    I was paced at doing 71 in a 55 in the town of Greece, ny. States in violation of NYS V and T law section 1180B. What are chances of getting reduced & should I plead not guilty or just send it guilty? Also what would the fine be?

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  11. Adam

    I got two speeding tickets (both in Richmond, NY), one for allegedly doing 64 in a 40 (10/10/15), and one for doing 84 in a 50 (1/18/15). I pleaded not guilty to both tickets and am awaiting a hearing. I currently have 0 points on my license. I believe that I am being targeted due to my brand new convertible, and I must look like an easy target to police. I also dont believe i was doing the stated speed in both instances. I’ve maintained a clean record for over 7 years, and when I got this car I got my first violations, within 3 months of each other.

    1- is this a valid defense? Or will the judge simply laugh at me?
    2- if I am found guilty for both tickets, how many points will I be looking at?
    Thanks.

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Adam – the counter-argument here is that your new car enticed you to begin speeding, is it not? If found guilty of both of these offenses, you will receive 14 points against your license – which is a license suspension.

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  12. Erick Jiminian

    I Had just come out of work from doing a double and I had to go back to work on a 5hrs of sleep, i work for con Edison in westchester and around 2:20 am on the Whitestone expressway westbound on my way home the officer was hiding on a pile of snow, his car facing westbound as well, he was inside of his car which I suspect he was reflecting his radar or lazer gun thru his passenger side mirror. Mind you those mirrors warn drivers about objects seem to be closer than what they appear.
    When the officer stopped me, he accused me of doing 70 mph on a 50 mph, which I was extremely impressed by these accusations due to the weather condition. There’s no way I would be that crazy to be doing that kind of speed where there’s ice, snow and black ice in the streets and highways after a major snow storm just hit NYC 2 days prior to my encounter with the officer.
    I have a clean drivers record and this is my first speeding ticket, how can I proof the officer was wrong ?

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  13. Nick

    I was pulled over doing 57 in a 45 today in hamburg ny I was wondering should I plea guilty or what I should do in under 21 also will my insurance go up or with I get a suspended liscense?

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  14. Frank

    I got a 60 in a 40 in harrison im going to court tomorrow to see what they will reduce the ticket to. About how much am i looking at in fines?

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  15. Bill

    I was pulled over on I90 in Schuyler, NY (Herkimer County) and issued a ticket for 86 in a 65. I’m not sure if it matters but the State Trooper told me I was going 87 then wrote the ticket for 86. I go to college about 2 hours away and my court date is when I have a class. What am I facing if I don’t contest the ticket, this is my first time getting a ticket? Would your firm be able to help me if I do decide to contest and how much would you guys charge?

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  16. Andres

    Hi so I was heading back home to Queens, NY from Upstate New York (Schroon Lake). I spent a weekend upstate and on my way back home I was pulled over for going 83 mph on a 55 mph highway. The ticket shows a section 1180B, in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County. This is my first speeding offense. It is required to either appear in court on the date presented on the ticket, or return by mail either Plea of Guilty or not guilty. I have wrote on the ticket to plea guilty but I have not mailed it out. I am thinking of plea of not guilty and appearing in court to try to achieve minimal or no penalty. Kindly request your recommendations. Thank you.

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  17. Oriana

    I was going 82 on 65 in buffalo, new york. I was wondering how bad the ticket cost is and how bad it would effect my record, this is my first offense.

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  18. Malik Myers

    Hi, I just got my first ticket yesterday on my way home from work. I know it’s no excuse, but I just fot done with a 11 hour shift and wanted to get home. Granted I was speeding but the cop clocked me doing 55. I know for a fact I wasn’t the road I was on I never would do it. I’m 18 and pay my own insurance and I have taken a 5 hr course and Driver’s Ed. I know I messed up. What do you think I should do?

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  19. Mike Di Brienza

    Good afternoon,
    I just had gotten a ticket in I90wb in west Seneca. The ticket was for 65 in a 55. The supporting disposition says I was in the passing lane doing 74/55 so it looks like the officer was trying to cut me a “brake” by reducing it. If I pled guilty would you know what the fines would be? I normally do not travel in that area and didn’t notice the speed limit sign.

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  20. Jeff

    I got a speeding ticket for going 75 in a 65 zone in the town of Chesterfield. I have not had a ticket in over 25 years. Should I just plead guilty there is no way I can appear in court.

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  21. Aleem Mandol

    I got caught doing 77 (supposedly) in a 50mph on the Grand Central Parkway (264th Street) in Queens today. I know I am liable for hundreds of dollars in fines, points on my license and increases in my insurance. I took a Defensive Driver late 2014, will that reduce the number of points on my record? I feel like I have no defense in fighting this as the officer didn’t seem to care what I had to say. Any advice? I feel like I should just plead guilty and deal with my mistake. I appreciate any help.

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  22. KYLE COTTRILL

    I was going 53 in a 30 in the town of skaneateles in ny state I have my court tonight at 7 please tell me what I’m going to get. And I’m a junior liscense driver I’m 17. It was 8:55 pm. And I can’t drive past 9 until I’m 18. Please contact me.

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  23. Kyle

    I was going 65 in a 30 in skaneatless ny but the cop lowered it to 53 in a 30 so I was wondering what I’m looking to get at court tonight anyone know? Please.

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  24. ryan

    I got a ticking on i95 in NY he said 81 in a 55 the court is newrochelle I already went to a pre trial they told me the don’t work with that high of speed I have a ct license and was driving a company van how much will this cost and what not

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