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 (see our video, below!). Call us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation, get us started on your case, and we’ll do the rest.


1,991 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. Al

    I am an Ontario, Canada resident. While travelling back from a weekend in Lancaster , I got stopped in Perry, NY for what the officer said I was doing 59 in a 40. First I thought I was in a 45 zone and when I noticed him was going just around 52 and do not think I would have been going much faster then that but not sure when he clocked me. Also on the ticket he wrote down that I was driving a red 2008 Dodge Caravan but I was driving a black and orange 2006 Ford Econoline. Trying to figure out if a 2hr drive to make a court appearance is the smart thing to do?

    1. RLF Attorneys

      You are facing a 4 point ticket – that will transfer to Ontario. The penalty for such an offense is $393, along with a substantial impact on your insurance rates. If you are interested in contesting this ticket, we can fight it on your behalf without your required appearance. You may reach us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

  2. juan ceja

    I got a speeding ticket going 103 on a 35 on ocean Parkway in Nassau County. Also got a ticket for unauthorized speed contest, reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. My license is from Florida and I showed the officer that I had paid the fine from previous ticket he blew me off and said to bring it to court.

    1. RLF Attorneys

      Due to the severe consequences of this offense (11 points, $693 penalty, $675 assessment fees, and license suspension), I suggest you contact us immediately to discuss your case. You may reach us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

  3. Matt Miller

    My 21yo son who is licensed in Maine was stopped on I90 between Rochester and Syracuse going 82 in a 65. He’s got no previous violations and is a student at RIT interning in Syracuse. Any thoughts on what he should do? I’m in Maine, myself.

    1. RLF Attorneys

      I suggest your son contest this 4 point ticket as the violation will likely impact his insurance rates. Hiring an attorney will allow you to fight the ticket without making a personal appearance.

  4. Marian Stoic

    Hi, I was pulled right on I-90E, I had 94 MPH in a zone with 65 MPH restriction. I m subject of 1180D VTL Section.

    I m a Romanian citizen and I have B1/B2 Visa. The police told me that because I m from a foreign country I m lucky and I will not need to make anything.
    Hi provide me the Uniform Traffic Ticket and he said that this is only for USA citizens.

    Can you please tell me if I need to make anything?

    1. RLF Attorneys

      The speeding violation will apply to you, irrespective of where you are licensed to drive. You need to at least address, if not contest this ticket to assure your driving privileges are not suspended in NY.

  5. Rosa

    Hi. I just got pulled over on Highway 87 near Athens NY. The officer claims that I was speeding 88 instead 65 allowed. I am a very prudent driver and I am sure I drove in this stretch not more than 80. My husband confirms that. I have a clean driving record and I am surprised about this ticket. I am sure that the police has heard this 1000 times. How can I prove my case?

    1. RLF Attorneys

      You are facing a 6 point violation that carries fines of approximately $393, along with an assessment fee of $300, and significant insurance implications. Having a clean driving record helps in this jurisdiction. However, that alone will not warrant the dismissal of the charges. Please note – as speeding is a strict liability offense, there are no defenses to the violation itself. There are, however, other methods of handling this ticket to assure you are able to minimize the impact of this violation.

  6. Raul Nistor

    Hi, I got a speeding ticket Upstate NY in Sandokan. The state trooper told me I was doing 70 on a 55mph zone. I was following the car in front of me and didn’t pay attention to how fast I was going. I haven’t had a speeding ticket ever since I got my license 10 years ago. What can this ticket mean in terms of points and fees and what are my options?
    Thank you

    1. RLF Attorneys

      This violation is a 4 point ticket that carries a maximum fine of $300, along with court fees of $93, and a significant impact on insurance. You may either plead guilty to the charges, or plead not guilty in order to contest these charges.


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