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canadian flagEach day, a significant number of Canadians cross the border into New York and a large number of New Yorkers travel into Canada. Many travelers find themselves on the New York State Thruway, where the police are notorious for giving out plenty of traffic tickets.

If you are a Canadian driver traveling into NY, you need to be extra careful and understand that you may be in more trouble than you originally thought if you receive a NY traffic ticket.

New York State will transfer notices of conviction to Ontario and Quebec provinces and they will assess demerit points against your Canadian driving record.

Canada Has Reciprocity With New York

Although the United States and Canada operate under different laws and legal systems, both countries share driver information with one another.

This information includes who receives a traffic ticket as well as when and where. In other words, Canada has reciprocity with New York (and vice versa).

How Demerit Points Work in Quebec

The Société de l’assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) made it abundantly clear that an equivalent offense committed in another province or in an American state that Quebec has a reciprocal agreement with (e.g. NY) will result in demerit points being put on your driving record as if the offense occurred in Quebec itself.

Put simply, if you received a New York traffic ticket for an offense that is recognized in Quebec, then you will likely receive demerit points on your Canadian driver’s license. The points you receive will be set by the SAAQ point system based on the equivalent offense that you committed. Remember, you will only be allowed to receive a maximum of 15 demerit points on your license.

If you receive more than 15, you will lose your driving privileges for a set duration of time (usually 30 days) and your license could be taken away (depending on the offense you commit).

Remember, Ontario also has reciprocity with New York. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, demerit points will be assessed against you for any traffic violation that you commit in NY that is equivalent to a traffic offense in Ontario.

What are the Ramifications of Speeding in NY With a Canadian License?

If you received a NY speeding ticket, the number of demerit points that Quebec will put on your license directly depends on the speed you were going and how many miles over the posted speed limit you were traveling.

For instance, if you received a speeding ticket for driving 80 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone (i.e. exceeding the limit by 24 kilometers per hour), you would receive 2 demerit points. If you received a speeding ticket for going 90 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone (i.e. exceeding the limit by 56 kilometers per hour), you would receive 10 demerit points.

It is crucial to note that Quebec does not assess demerit points for only traveling 10 kilometers per hour or less over the posted speed limit. In other words, if you hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney who is able to get your traffic violation reduced to a ticket for simply going 6 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, Quebec will not assess any demerit points against you.

However, in Ontario, speeding tickets tend to range from 3 to 6 demerit points.

  • More specifically, if you exceed the speed limit by 16-29 kilometers per hour, you will receive 3 demerit points.
  • If you exceed the speed limit by 30-49 kilometers, you will receive 4 demerit points.
  • If you are caught going 50 kilometers or more, then you will receive 6 demerit points.
  • Lastly, Ontario does not assess demerit points for speeding 15 kilometers or less over the posted speed limit.

Therefore, if you hire a traffic ticket attorney who is able to get your ticket reduced to one for traveling 9 miles per hour or less over the posted speed limit, you will not have to worry about having demerit points assessed against you.

Penalties Associated With Demerits

If you are a new driver and get 2 or more demerit points, you will be sent a warning letter. If you get 6 points, you may need to provide a good explanation for why you should be allowed to keep your license. At 9 points, your license will be suspended for 60 days.

If you are a fully licensed driver and receive 6 demerit points, you will be sent a warning letter. Once you obtain 9, you could be compelled to explain why you should be allowed to keep your license. However, if you receive 15 points, your license will be suspended for 30 days.

Aside from the possibility of having your license suspended or revoked, receiving demerits will cause your insurance to skyrocket. You can also incur hefty fines. Consequently, it is crucial to hire an experienced speeding ticket attorney who can help negotiate and argue on your behalf in order to reduce your offense or get it dismissed outright.

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883 thoughts on “Canadian Driver With a NY Speeding Ticket”

  1. Hi,
    I received a speeding ticket on the I-90 in February, in the Town of East Greenbush, while travelling from Ontario to New Haven for a school conference. It says 81 in a 65km. After I returned to Ontario, I contacted the court clerk and then the prosecutor, by email, with a letter requesting more information on the charge and proceedings, since the ticket did not contain any information about the expected fine/demerit points or the process for how to defend the charge. The prosecutor told me he would be sending a letter by mail, however as of today I have not received the letter, and the original set court date has passed. I would like to know what is my liability, given the missed date?

    1. I suggest you contact the court to determine the current status of your case. Generally speaking, you are facing a 4 point speeding ticket, that carries fines of $393. The speed will transfer to ON, which will in turn assess points against your license.

  2. Hi there,

    I received a traffic ticket on 11/04/2016 in violation of NYS V&T LAW (VTL Section 1180D) on the I90 headed East (C/T/V of DANUBE, TOWN OF – 2251). The ticket says I was travelling 83 mph in a 65 zone. The officer said there are no demerit points associated with this ticket, and I need to mail it to the court by 21st of November with a plea of guilty to find out what the penalty will be. My research suggests that is not the case however, and I may be given demerit points if I do so (I have a G2 license from Ontario, currently living in Mississauga, Ont.). What penalty could I likely face and how do I avoid them? (The officer misspelled my name three times on ticket, though I am unclear whether this could be grounds for dismissal of the ticket)

    1. The officer was incorrect – this violation will result in demerit points being assessed against your ON license. Additionally, this will likely have a significant impact on your insurance rates. I suggest you contest this ticket to avoid / mitigate the penalties associated with this ticket.

  3. Hi Team,

    I received two tickets last month while i was on a camping trip to Cranberry Park , Tupper Lake County. One for Over speeding (has to overtake 3 slow moving vehicles which were moving at 40 MPH in a 55 MPH zone for like 15 miles). Second for interfered without safe operation. I pleaded guilty via mail since it was too far for me to go to the court on the date of hearing. As a response the Tupper Lake Court fined me 311 $ which i already paid via money order.

    On last Friday 21st Octi received another notice from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with Driver Responsibility Assessment Statement asking me to pay additional 525 $ with the court location as Altamont. Can you please suggest if i need to pay this amount? I feel that i’m being cheated now and these guys are asking un-necessary money and that too for no reason. I tried calling the DMV office and they asked me to make the payment indicating this as a separate payment.

    Please suggest.


    1. Pawan – The rule in New York states whenever a driver receives 6 points or more on their record, the DMV charges a Driver Assessment Surcharge fee. Since you have already plead guilty to these violations, you are required to pay the amount requested to the DMV.

  4. Hi, I’m licensed in ontario as a G driver and 23years old. I was driving on the i90 west and apparently the officer got 81mph on his radar and the zone was 65mph. He did not show me the radar but I’m assuming this as on the ticket it shows it. What is me best option. I don’t mind the ticket being paid, however, I dont want to have demerit points on my record. This was also in the Monroe county. I’m also a working student and cannot go to court to argue this ticket because I don’t have the time. If you can help me that would be amazing!

    1. We can assist you in fighting this ticket. Depending on the particular facts of your case, we would likely be able to prevent any points from transfering to ON.

  5. Hello,
    I am a Canadian driver, with a G license. Over the summer, I received a speeding ticket in the Town of Rockland for going 25mph over the speed limit. I have pleaded guilty. The officer who issued my ticket said that no points would be deducted if I plead guilty and pay the fines. I have received two letters one from the Court and the other from thhe New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. I was charged $300 for each. I’ve paid the court and am in the process of paying the DRA. I was wondering if there is a way to pay the DRA online and if you can offer me any insights as to what to expect. Thanks.

    1. Mabel – you should be able to pay the DRA online. Please be advised – this violation will transfer 4 demerit points to ON, and will likely impact your insurance rates. However, it is not necessarily too late to contest this ticket. There is the possibility of filing a motion to withdraw your underlying guilty plea.

  6. My name is Ed and I was pulled over on 17 just west of deposit New York. The ticket says the officer who was heading west as I was heading east and estimated my speed at 83 miles. Now I was in 65 but the the ticket said 55. The officer corrected it in pen on the first page but not the second. I know I never went above 80 but I wasn’t about to debate with the officer at 10pm at night. Thoughts?

    1. Ed – while generally clerical mistakes on tickets would not warrant a dismissal of the charges, there might be some discrepancy with the actual violation charged here. I would like the opportunity to review your tickets, and suggest you contact us at 888-434-0406.

  7. Hello, NC driver was issued 2 tickets on I-84; one for failing to use turn signal to change lanes to let someone pass, and other for driving unregistered vehicle due to failed NC safety inspection for lost muffler which keeps you from registering vehicle. No $ amounts on tickets. Wondering what kind of options I have and approximate costs. Many Thanks, Tom

    1. Thomas, the first ticket carries points, whereas the second one likely does not. You may contact me to discuss further, as I would like to assure that you have correctly registered your vehicle.

  8. hi i got speeding ticket on Sept 13, 2016 I81 NB doing 90 on 65 zone
    Cortlandville Town, County: Courtland. How can i get rid of this and how can u guys can help me in this regard

    1. Nauman – You are facing a 6 point ticket. In order to avoid / mitigate the fines and penalties, you need to plead not guilty whereby you will obtain an opportunity to contest this matter. We can assist you fighting this ticket, and you would avoid the necessity of making a personal appearance.

  9. I was pulled over yesterday evening in the Village of Mount Morris in Livingston County, NY. The officer clocked me going 40MPH in a 30MPH zone, however, he ‘let me off easy’ by charging me with ‘disobeying traffic control device’ i.e. not following the posted speed limit.

    I already plan on pleading guilty, but I wanted confirmation that this would be my best option. I do not live too far from the area it took place in and could show up to court, if necessary, and if I could get off with a lesser charge.

    My main concern is the demerit points and any affect it may have on my insurance. I understand that this violation results in losing two demerit points, but have been unable to determine if my insurance rate will rise.

    Please advise.

    Thank you,


    1. This violation would not result in the loss of any demerit points. Further, Mount Morris Village Court does not provide reductions on ‘disobey traffic control device’ violations if the original charge was for speeding.

  10. Hi, I got pulled over RT318 in Waterloo, NY for going 70 on a 55mph zone, with an Ontario G license. I’m going to show up in the court date according to the summons, hoping to lower the charge. I had the same experience when I went to court earlier this year re: the move over law in Buffalo and it got reduced to 2 parking tickets. Should I expect the same?

    1. Anna – This court also allows plea bargaining, but each court handles cases differently. This court may give you a very different offer from the one you received in Buffalo.

  11. Hi, I got a ticket for traveling 70 mph over a 55 mph zone on I90 near Albany, NY. I am Ontario licensed. Clean driving history. What result will I be expecting in this case? Thanks!

    1. This 4 point ticket will transfer 3 demerit points to your ON license. The maximum penalty for this violation is $393, along with a substantial impact on your insurance rates.

  12. Hey,

    I was pulled over at State Route 17 WB, at Rockland Town of 5362 County Sullivan, NY State. I was driving 80mph in a 65mph zone by L-Laser Type. I am fully licensed and this is my first offence. Plead guilty or not? And how much would be the fine and demerit points in Ontario?

    1. Jessica – this 4 point ticket will transfer over as 3 demerit points. There is a $393 penalty associated with this ticket, and a likely insurance increase if found guilty.

    2. Jessica – This is a 4 point ticket in New York, which would be transferred over to Ontario as 3 demerit points. Along with the $393 court fee you would pay if you plead guilty, this is also a violation that can raise your insurance rates. I suggest pleading not guilty to get this ticket reduced. If you have an attorney representing you, you would not have to come to court.

  13. I received a speeding ticket in the summer of 2000. It’s been so long that I don’t recall how fast I was driving, but I did receive a ticket…. which I never paid.

    I have traveled MANY times through the Canadian/US border in a vehicle using my passport and drivers license as ID. I have a clean driving record in Ontario (no demerit points), and have only one other speeding ticket on record in the past 29 years.

    Should I be worried?

  14. Hi,

    I have an Ontario License and I received a speeding ticket in NY state on the I-81 for going 85 in a 65 zone. I have a full G license and I have no prior speeding tickets or any issues on my driver’s license. This is my first speeding ticket, should the best option for me is to plea not guilty?

    1. Steph – that is correct. The best option is to contest this ticket as this violation will transfer 4 demerit points to your ON license. Additionally, there are fines & insurance implications associated with this ticket.

    2. This is a 4 point ticket in New York which transfers to Ontario as 4 demerit points and carries a $393 court fee. Since New York and Ontario share information about traffic tickets, the best option for you would be to plead not guilty. By hiring an attorney to represent you, you can get a reduction in your points and you would not have to appear in court.

  15. I’m an Ontario driver and received a charge 1180D speeding 80/65 (4pts) in Adams, NY. I was offered a plea bargain of an amended charge 1110A Fail Obey TCD (2 pts). Should I accept the the plea bargain, and what consequences would that entail.

    1. Sam – you should accept this offer as 1110(a) violations do not transfer points to ON. The penalty for this violation is $243.

  16. Hello,

    I’m a Canadian Permanent Resident with a full G license. I was pulled going 75 in a 65 zone.

    The court that I’m assigned to is the North Dansville Town Court.

    I pleaded not guilty by mail and they sent me a reply for a pretrial conference or to negotiate an alternative disposition with the Livingston County District Attorney by mail.

    I don’t have any time to go to New York soon.

    How do I negotiate the ticket and do I have to go by myself or can everything be done by mail?

    Also, I didn’t save a copy of my ticket, I only know the address of the court and the speed I was going.

  17. Hello,

    I was given a ticket on the I-90 for Speed in Zone, in Town of Victor NY.
    Ticket says I was doing 82 in a 65. It is my first speeding ticket, I’m 23, been driving since 16. What do you advise I do? Am I looking at an expensive ticket and demerit points? I’m willing to drive back to court, if it’s my best option.

  18. Hello, I just received a NY State speeding ticket for 61 mph in a 40 mph zone. i was coming to the Ivy Lea bridge authority where the zone changes form 65 to 55 to 40 in about a km. The ticket says the officer was operating laser 1372 feet north of second posted 40 mph sign feet from the second set of 40 mph speed zone signs and I was travelling 61 mph 529 feet south of patrol.

    1. Jim – this 6 point ticket carries $393 in penalties and $300 in assessment fees. In order to provide further information, we need to know what court has jurisdiction over your ticket.

  19. Hello,

    I got speed ticket on I87 for doing 86 in zone of 65 even the patrol said was 85 but after I realised he wrote 86. court is Cornwall town NY and i live in Montreal.

    Also official wrote my address without apartment number and license class UNAVL but in reality it is class 5.
    I was 8 august, I was evaluating my options but unfortunately I realised today that limit date to answer was first September 2016.

    My license is totally clean since got it in 2009.

    Should we be able contesting this ticket
    thanks for your advise

    1. Ricard – you may contest this ticket in order to mitigate the fines, penalties, and potential insurance implications. You may contact us at 888-434-0406 for a free consultation.

  20. Hi,

    I received a 1110A DISOBEYED TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE ticket for driving 44 mph on 30 mph. Please note that I’m a G2 driver. Should I plea guilty or should I fight it? Will this affect my insurance premium and leave demerits points to my ON license?

    Do you suggest that I go back and attend to court to plea a possible reduced charge?


  21. Hi. I’m from Ontario and I have a full Ontario Driver’s G license and was pulled over in NY, city of Avoca on hiway I390 for 80mph on a 65mph. What do I have to do? Do I plea guilty or not? How much will it cost me for the ticket? Will I get demerit points? Please reply. Thanks!

    1. JR – I suggest you plead not guilty to mitigate / avoid the consequences of this violation. This is a 4 point ticket that will transfer 3 demerit points to your ON license.

  22. Hi
    My husband got a ticket for doing 78 in a 55 zone right before entering Canadian border. He was trying to pass a truck and the police officer snagged him. They want us to appear in court at Alexandria Town Court. (Or mail our response). Anyway…he has a clean record never lost any demerit points and we are from Ontario. What do pay if we plea guilty?


    1. If your husband pleads guilty, the fine will be $300, court fees will be $93, and assessment fees will be $300. Additionally, 4 demerit points will transfer to ON.

  23. Hi, I was given a ticket today for 70 in a 50 zone. We were driving north on the 81 just about to hit the fare station at Thousand Islands. Any idea the fine, and If I should fight this? I was speeding, but I was slowing down (entering a 40 zone). $300-ish is kind of steep.


    1. Joel – the maximum fine is $300, along with a $93 court fee. Additionally, this will likely increase your insurance rates substantially.

  24. Hi there,

    I got a ticket for going 81 at a 65 zone.
    I want to plead guilty and appear on court, hoping for a reduced ticket.
    It says I’m supposed to go to Sheridan Town Court at 2775 RT 20 PB 73, Sheridan, NY, but I can’t seem to find any information about the Sheridan Town Court. I tried google mapping the address and nothing seemed to pop up. I was wondering if you have any information regarding this town court and what is the possibility of the ticket getting reduced? (this is my first offence)

    thank you.

  25. Hi
    I got a 90 in a 65 zone and live in Toronto. I’m 5hrs away to go to court or do anything.
    What are the penalties and what do you suggest ?
    Thank you

  26. I received a speeding ticket in 2008 and never paid it. I received a letter stating my license is now suspended in the state of New York? How long are tickets kept on file and if i was to pay it now how much would it be? The original was 235usd

    1. Jane – You need to contact the NY DMV to determine how to bring your license current. The suspension will stay on your record until you clear up the underlying reason for the suspension.

  27. Hi Adam,
    Our family was in Niagara Falls NY last Monday. We are from Ontario. I was driving on the I-190 North about half a mile from the Queenston-Lewiston bridge where we were going to cross back to Ontario. There was a state trooper that we noticed on the island in the middle. There was a car in front of us (a blue Toyota Venza) that was doing the same speed as us…I know because I was following him; same speed. We both passed the trooper. The Toyota got off at the last exit before the bridge – NY plate, and I stayed on the highway. The trooper pulled me over. I asked why she did not pull over the car in front of me as we were both doing the same speed…yes 60 in a 45 zone. She said I caught up to the that other car. I don’t know how she saw that if she was behind me and the other car got off the highway.
    I really think that she picked us because we were from Ontario and easier to give us a ticket.
    Should I pay it and be done with it, or fight it somehow. Ultimately we were speeding but not by much. Also, how many Ontario demerit points would I get for this offense; I have none previously.

    Thank you!

    1. Cynthia – you raise some interesting points that we do hear on a regular basis. a) Going the same speed as another car is not a defense to speeding. A judge will simply say that the officer was not able to ticket multiple cars. B) – While you might have been targeted based on your out of state plates, that does not negate any speeding ticket.

      This is a 4 point ticket, and 3 demerit points will be assessed against your ON license. The fine for this offense is approximately $393.

  28. Hello;
    I was in NYS recently and received a ticket for speeding 65/87 mph. As well as not pulling over for a police car with flashing lights.
    I pleaded guilty and received a 2 fines speeding, at $190 with a surcharge at $93.00 and the other fine at $100.00 with a surcharge of $93.00. It was also noted that I was getting another bill from NYS DMS.
    Can I get these fines reduced? What are my options?
    What does the surcharge mean? Thank you!

    1. Surcharges are fees added onto the ticket fine. Assessment charges are imposed if you receive 6+ points on your NY license. It will be nearly impossible to have these fines reduced after you have already plead guilty to the offenses. There are, however, avenues to withdraw your already entered guilty plea.

  29. Hi,
    I have a ontario Driver’s G license and was pulled over in the state of New York and given a RADAR speeding ticket (83mph in a 65mph zone). Am I liable for any demerit points in Ontario? There is no much information on ticket. How much penalty or demerit point for this ticket. pls reply me .

    1. This 4 point ticket will transfer to ON, adding 4 demerit points against your license. The maximum penalty here is $393.

  30. Hi, I am an Ontario driver who I got a ticket for speeding 98 in 65 mph zone. Can you tell me what are the fines and points and how I can reduce them? Thank you

    1. John- the fines and procedures vary based on the location of the ticket. Generally, you are facing an 8 point ticket that carries maximum fines of $693, along with a driver responsibility assessment fee of $450. Whether you can reduce your ticket via plea bargaining depends on the jursidiction.

  31. Hello, I have a Ontario driver licence. and I was given a speeding ticket of 98 in a 65 mph zone while going back to Canada. I pleaded not guilty to the fine. And later I received a letter from Wayland Town Court. saying that I have been given an appointment for some day in September. Since I don’t come to US often do I have to attend this? Do I have to be worried about this? Should I forget it if I don’t drive in US?

    1. Alex – if you do not attend the court hearing, or have an attorney handle this on your behalf, your license will be suspended. This suspension will transfer to ON. This is not a violation you can ignore, even if you never plan on returning to the states.

  32. My friends were travelling in Buffalo , got a speeding ticket for going 17 over ,whst is the fine in Ontario? And points? He never asked for the insurance so it’s a little confusing . Also last week got a 500 ticket for looking at cell and demerit points . Should I fight any of this?

    1. Marie – the penalty is $393 in NY. 3 demerit points will transfer to ON. I suggest you contest these violations to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  33. Hello. My husband was driving towards the border from WaterTown Ny right before the border he was pulled over for going 69 in a 55 zone, we saw a lower speed zone coming up ahead but not before. Should my husband pleade not guilty? How much demerit points and fine will take be?


  34. Hello,
    my wife just received a speeding ticket 64 in a 45 ( was a 65 zone that had just dropped to a workzone) while in traffic where the officer let the 2 cars directly in front proceed. I’m not sure hat to do here. we are from Ontario.

    1. If this is a work zone ticket, your wife is facing 4 points, $693 fines, and 4 demerit points. Additionally, this will likely have a significant impact on your wife’s insurance rates.

  35. GOOD MORNING, driving back to canada on a toll stop on the I-87 (woodbury) an agent was standing at the toll booth. while i got the toll ticket ( and was expecting to have to pay right away since it was first time driving through) i released my seat belt to reach for my wallet. before i could go through the booth and right after i recieved the toll ticket, the agent came to me asking why i wasnt wearing my seat belt and asked me to pull over and gave a=me a fine for no seatbelt. even if i told the agent i was just reaching out for my wallet he didnt care and gave me the ticket. this was on May 26th of this year.

    i forgot about the ticket i was going to send my plea then saw your website. i believe i have no real choice then to plea guilty but find this situation very abusive. on top i believe i will have to pay extra since i am pass due date? i dont even know how much this will cost me. what would be your suggestion on this?


  36. Hpi, I am an Ontario driver and I recently got a speeding ticket in the village of Corfu New York for going 45 in a 35. The police officer recommended that I plead not guilty and it would probably be reduced to a parking ticket. If I plead guilty could you please tell me what the fine and demerit points would be?

    Thank you for your time

  37. Hello, we were traveling from Ontario heading East on I90 just out of buffalo, we were pulled over for doing 71 in a 45mph work zone (it was a 65mph but had been marked down to 45 for the work zone) we were traveling with traffic and had not noticed the work zone signs,
    we received a ticket saying we were 31mph over the posted limit…
    I’m licensed in Ontario, what are our options? I probably was going that fast, it was a 65mph zone, and suddenly dropped and I didn’t notice quick enough…
    Never had a traffic ticket in 44 years of driving!

    1. Eric – this ticket will include the following consequences: a) $1,293 penalty – work zone fines are doubled; b) $450 assessment fee for this 8 point violation; c) 6 demerit points; d) substantial impact on your insurance rates. Fighting this ticket will allow you to at least mitigate some of these severe consequences.

  38. Hi, just got a ticket just before the border going back to Québec.. Officer tells me to submit an application to have the ticket reduce, does this really works ? Radar tells 72.. 55 mph zone just before the border.. what reason should I give to have the reduction ?

  39. First off, thank you for your advice on this website. It is very helpfull and gives the readers an opportunity to get some easy information without all the hassle. I understand of course you are a business, but by providing some basic info, it helps save a lot of time for both the reader and yourself.

    So i am an ontario resident and i received a speeding ticket for going 79 mph in a 65 mph highway in (14mph over) in New York State. From what i read on your website, i would not get any points deducted from my ontario driver licence, is that correct?

    Also, I have had a bad year with speeding tickets this past year. I received 2 speeding tickets in 2015 (no demerit points) and i belive that most insurance companies especially in Ontario usually hike up your rates if they see numerous speeding tickets (even without points deducted). Is this true? Do you believe that this out of state ticket will add to the insurance rate hike when i renew my insurance?

    1. Veneet – you will receive 3 demerit points for this speeding ticket. Unfortunately, these tickets will likely increase your insurance rates. I suggest you consider contesting this ticket to help mitigate these consequences.

  40. Good morning,
    I’m try to retrieve a speed ticket in New York around may 2014, Is it possible for you guys to help me with this matter.
    If so my intention is to make an arrangement to pay.

  41. Hi,
    I am from Montréal and I got a ticket for a stop sign which the police officer stated I passed right through. The officer gave me a sheet with no demerit points or amount of money due. I heard I had to plead guilty before I receive the amount of demerit I will lose and money I will have to pay.

    I would like to contest the ticket but I cannot appear in court in the States.
    Would pleading not-guilty with a signed letter explaining the situation and the fact that I can’t appear in Court help my case?
    Or the option of not doing anything would put me trouble next time I will cross the US border?

    I would gladly pay the fine and accept responsability if I had not stop at the sign, but this situation has been unfair and it’s hard for me to plead guilty only to have peace of mind when I travel.
    I’d like to have your advice on the best way to act upon this.

  42. I got a speeding ticket in Courtlandville New York about 17 or 18 years ago. I have not entered the U.S. since then and would like to clear it up. How do I do this? I can no longer find the ticket.

  43. Hi,

    I received a speeding ticket back in 2010 in the state of NY and I don’t remember if I paid it. Is there any way to find out if the fine was paid or if its still active in my file and what would be the consequences if I visit the States in the next week … Thank you

  44. Hi,
    I have a full Ontario Driver’s G license and was pulled over in the state of New York and given a speeding ticket (73mph in a 55mph zone). Am I liable for any demerit points in Ontario? If so, what options do I have to completely dismiss the ticket or at the least reduce the offense so I do not receive any demerit points. Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you.

  45. I have a Quebec driving license since March (previously a PA DL) and got a speeding ticket (83 miles in a 65 zone (I87). How does that work for me? Any other issue coming from the fact I am a “new” driver in QC?

    1. Tony – 4 points transfer to your QC license. Additionally, you will be required to pay the fine of $393. I am unable to advise further on QC driving law as we are not licensed to practice law there.

  46. Hello I am from Ontario and was pulled over in NY State for 45m/HR in a 30 zone. It has since been reduced to Obstructing Traffic at in intersection and $200 fine. Will I be carrying demerit points in Ontario for this reduced charge?

      1. Hi I’m from Ontario and got pulled over in town of courtlandville N Y Hwy I-81 in May 23 2016 speeding (88 miles in a 65 zone). And don’t know how much is the ticket, am I liable for demerit points.? what option do I have to dissmis this ticket?

        1. Val – this 6 point ticket carries fines of $393, along with a $300 assessment charge. 4 demerit points will transfer to your ON license. In order to contest the ticket, you must plead not guilty and fight it in court.

  47. Hi,
    I am from Montreal. I had a speeding ticket from 2001. I did not pay it, and my driving privilege was suspended. I paid the amount asked by the officials in Schroon, NY like two years ago. I received an acknowledgement of the payment, does that mean the suspension has been removed and the driving privilege reinstated?

  48. Hi. 8 years ago , I received a speeding ticket in NY state while driving with a Quebec license. I was tardy in paying the fine, and received a scofflaw charge. I then paid the fine, but not the scofflaw charge. 6 years ago, I relocated to Ontario and now have an Ontario license.

    Having not paid the scofflaw fee while in Quebec all those years ago, would I now be restricted from driving in NY with the Ontario license?


  49. Hey,
    Im from Montreal an got a speeding ticket driving home from NY. I paid the ticket and now recieved a letter in the mail 3 years after the offence saying that i had to pay another 300$ for points. do i need to pay this

    1. Anthony – When a driver gets a 6 point ticket in New York or accumulates 6 points in NY within 18 months, they are subject to a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment fee from the DMV. This fee applies whether you are licensed in New York or any other state/province. If you plead guilty to a 6 point violation, you will have to pay this $300 fee.

  50. I received a ticket for speeding 25mph over the limit on I81 near Alexandria Bay, NY. I live in Ontario, Canada. What is the least hassle free way of dealing with this? How much does a US lawyer cost to handle something like this?

    1. Kay – you may contact us for a free consultation to discuss our pricing structure. Generally speaking, this is a 6 point ticket that will transfer 4 demerit points to your ON license.

  51. Hi,
    Frequent traveler of I90 W to Erie and never had any conviction of speeding in Canada for 22 years.
    July, 2 10 am I have to speed up in order to pass 2 slow RVs with vehicles in tow on.
    Officer pulled me over and ticket says 80mph on 65mph. I plan to plead NOT guilty but away on vacation on court date set at July 14 at 7 pm. Any thoughts? Thank you.

  52. Hello,
    I am from Toronto. I was driving on from Pittsburgh to Toronto on I90 in Chautauqua county. I got ticket for going on 79 miles on 65 miles zone. I would like to know how much is the charge I may have to pay? and demerit points? what are my chances of getting withdrawal of the charges?

    1. Prkel – this 4 point ticket carries a fine of $393. While unlikely that the court will outright withdraw the charges against you, this ticket can still be fought to obtain a reduction.

  53. Hi,

    I was coming back from NY to Montréal when I got pull over. I got a ticket in a 65 mph zone. He caught me with the radar and it was 81 mph. How much will be the fine and will I get a criminal case?

    Thank you very much

    1. Paul – This a 4 point traffic violation in New York which carries a $393 fine to the court. This is considered a traffic violation, not a criminal matter. However, if you plead guilty to this ticket, 3 demerit points will be imposed in Quebec.

  54. Hi,

    We didn’t get a speeding ticket but we were pulled over because we had a clear plastic plate cover holder. We told them we didn’t know and we always had a cover on in Ontario. The cops gave us a yellow ticket and said no dermit points. She said we are supposed to pay it within 15 days and there were no amount written on it. Is there a way to fight this since we didn’t know about the plastic cover law?

  55. ontario resident .on 06/16/2016 got a speeding ticket, 61 mph in 45 mph zone in the town of OSWEGATCHIE, indication on the ticket of any penalties monetary or otherwise.Can you offer any advise or direction as to how I should proceed with .

  56. Hi,
    I had a court appearance notice handed to me for speeding, I didn`t take care of it, and subsequently my driving privilege was suspended in the state of NY. years after that I contacted the pertinient county to resolve the issue, they specified an amount and I paid it, and got the acknoledgement of the receit of the money, but there was no mention of wheather my driving privilege is reinstated or not. how can I find that out?

  57. Hello Adam,
    I have an Ontario License and I got a speeding ticket in Buffalo (290) on Sun, 78 in a 55, first offense in United States. Ticket not indicated any charges. Officer told me, court will decide the charges. What are this means and impacts?
    Are you able to reduce the fine or dismiss and what would your services charges?

  58. I was stopped for speeding on interstate 81 near the Town of Alexandria. clocked at 71 in a 55 zone. What assessment am I facing

  59. I am a ONTARIO resident, on 06/16/2016 traveling back to Canada got a speeding ticket in the town of OSWEGATCHIE, 61mph in a 45mph zone. No assessments monetary or otherwise indicated on the ticket.. Can you advise me of the potential penalties and how I should proceed . THANKS.

  60. I am a canadian, I received a speeding ticket for driving 76 miles in a zone of 55 miles while traveling to the state. But on the highway 87 it was a speed of 80miles and suddendly reduce to a zone of 55miles without having any notice telling we have to reduce speed just for few exits. I want to plaid not guilty. Should i write a comment with my speeding ticket or we have to go to court?

  61. Hi

    I am from Toronto Canada
    I receive speeding ticket and they reduce my charge to parking ticket but I still need to pay $150

    My question is what is better reduce fine or reduce charge ?

    Thank you

  62. i just received a ticket in new york state going 89 mph in a 65mph zone and I’m from quebec, and have my probationary licence, only have 4 points. What does this mean now ? Need help asap

  63. Hi, i’m from Montreal and received a ticket in the state of New-York, 81mph in 65mph zone. The problem is the ticket doesn’t show any amount for the fine. How am i suppose to know how much i owe them ?

  64. Hello,

    I’m from Montreal, QC and never got a speeding ticket before.
    Last week I was travelling through New York, back to Montreal and had a ticket for speeding on the highway near Elizabethtown (Essex county), NY.

    The officer reported my speed at 76mph (verified by radar) in a 55 mph zone.
    Unfortunately it was also in a Posted Work Zone.

    Should I plead not guilty ? Will I have to go to court?
    How much is the fine and how many points will I get?

    Can you help me?

    1. Tinh – the penalty for this offense is $600 ($300 doubled for the work zone violation), $93 court fee, assessment charges of $300, and an impact on your insurance rates. We would be able to help you fight this ticket to help mitigate / avoid the consequences. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-434-0406.

  65. Hi I am from Ontario. I was stopped for over speeding on I90 at 81mph on 65mph limit highway. Checked my Driver Licenseand told me limit is 65mph and max I can go 75mph. Did not talk about ticket. Question is if they have to give ticket they give at spot or they can mail at your address.Thanks

    1. Imran – there is a chance that they will mail you this 4 point ticket. Please be advised that this ticket carries a maximum penalty of $393, and will transfer over as demerit points.

  66. Hi Adam,
    I got stopped by a cop and was given a speeding ticket coming from Montreal to NY. Ticket says 89 in a 65 zone. It also has the wrong make and year for the car. I’m planning to plead not guilty but I seem to have passed that 48 hour period to plead by a day. Is that an issue? Will a ticket with that much wrong information stand in the US court of law?

  67. I am Chinese, and get a speeding ticket 87 in 65 speed zone. how much should I pay for it. What’s the police normally procedure?

  68. im from quebec. i got a ticket for 18 mph over the limit ticket in a work zone. the work zone was in a big downhill and i had 2 passengers with me and loggages so when i realized that i was going to fast right before getting in the zone i started breaking but i didint break fast enought and as soon as i got in the zone he got me at 68 in a 50…. is there anything you could do?

    and ca you tell me how much should i expect to pay for that ticket plz

  69. HI,
    i received speed ticket of 66mph against 40mph on my G2 License on alexandria bridge speed trap.
    Please let me know the consequences of pleading guilty and if i can get a plea bargain by mailing not guilty in the orleans town court?

  70. I got a speed ticket in my way to go to Montreal in MOREAU,NY and I was 81mph in 65mph zone. The police said the cost is really depends on my record and etc. What if I don’t have any records how much does it cost?
    Also, the problem is I’m studying in Quebec now even though my drivers license is B.C. Driver license. Can I change mailing address?

  71. I was speeding in the town on amherst and received a ticket for doing 78 in a 55mph zone. I pleaded not guilty and received a plea deal for dis trfc device and stop/park viol. Will any of these affect my ontario license or transfer over ?

  72. I’m from Quebec and I got a ticket for doing 55mph in a 45mph zone just passed the US border in NY. It was in a construction zone on a Saturday and no one was working. How much is this going to cost me?

  73. Hello,
    not sure if you can still answer my question, but i would like to give a try. I have received a speeding ticket, and I was speeding at 90miles/h in 70 zone. I did not know you can fight it off, plus I don’t have time to stay in the state, so I decided to pay the bill. However, After I pay the bill, they just sent me another letter, saying that I have to pay for responsibility assessment . Up to this point, I felt frustrated as I dont have that much budget on the speeding tickets. I am wondering if I am able to clear my record at this point? what should I do ?

  74. Hello I received a speeding ticket for going 75 in a 65. Was a speed trap setup at the bottom of a steep hill. What would be the fines and points given by this? I hold an ontario license

  75. Hi, while passing through New York towards Canada I got a speeding ticket of going 58mph in a 30mph zone. I’m from Ontario. I’m under 25 and I heard that the driving record gets wiped clean at the age of 25. Do you know how true is this? Will it be wiped forever? Should I just pay the ticket and let it get wiped or should I fight it?

    Also are cops in the States able to check the Canadian driving record? I have a small speeding ticket that I fought before and got it reduced to 15km/h with no points.

    What do you recommend?

    Thank you!

  76. Hello !

    This weekend, for the first time, I drove in the U.S.
    I unfortunately got a ticket for going at 72mph in a 55mph workzone.
    Since I am not familiar with the signalization of the country, I wasn’t aware of when the 55mph zone was starting (I thought it was starting with at the beginning of the workzone, not before).

    What am I facing and what should I do ?

    1. You are being charged with a 4 point speeding ticket, which is a $300 fine and an $85-93 surcharge. I suggest you have us fight it because of the points and potential loss of license due to the work zone.

  77. Hello, my father got a ticket in New York state, he was driving from Plattsburgh to Montreal. He wasn’t speeding but the cop said that he was going 65mph in a 45mph zone (it was also a construction zone). He plead not guilty. What are out next steps? I know that we have to show up to court (which is next week). My father is a truck driver, this fact might be an issue too ( It is not suggested for truck drivers to get any ticket or even more to get points demerited? Please let me know what could be the consequences.

    1. I am sorry to hear about your father’s ticket. He was cited going 20 mph over the speed limit, which carries a $385 fine and 4 points. I would highly suggest hiring a lawyer to fight on your father’s behalf. If you were in a work zone you can be charged with VTL 1180f which means the total fine will double to $772 and demerit points will transfer to a Canadian license. It could also cause your father’s CDL license to be suspended. Contact us for a free consultation on how you can fight this ticket at 888-434-0406.

  78. I got a ticket for failure to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle in Broome County. Basically, while I slowed down and gave an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the highway a very wide berth, I did not move into the left lane when I allegedly could have. I did not know that I had to and saw no need to when I could pass the emergency vehicle with lots of room to spare. My ticket offers the option of providing a “statement of explanation.” If I do plead guilty but make such a statement, is the statement considered in assessing a penalty? In Ontario, we can plead guilty with an explanation and the Court can reduce our penalty. Do NY courts do the same? Are they inclined to do so for an out-of-state offender? Also, is the driver responsibility fine levied at the same time as the fine for the offense or is it only levied if there are more offences over the next three years?

    1. Gerry – While the Court might consider your letter of explanation in assessing a fine, the issue here is truly the points. I suggest you plead not guilty and fight your ticket in order to prevent this ticket from impacting your record.

  79. Iam a canadian and I was driving on HWY I-81 N somwhere near Binghamton and posted speed limit as far as I know is 65 mph.But I got a speeding ticket for 85mph in a 55mph zone as the police said. May be somewhere a small portion was 55 mph but I could not see because it was very dark and raining ,but as far as I remember my highest speed never exceded 120 kmh .Anyway.I got the ticket and I requested the officer if he can help me to come out of the odd situation. But no result.Itsvery difficult on my part to attend the court at 531 OLD FRONT ST, BINGHAMTON,NY 13905.Can you please help me? Waiting for your reply please.

    1. You are facing a 6 point ticket – that carries a maximum fine of $393, along with an assessment charge of $300. We would be happy to help you deal with this ticket, and offer free consultations. You may reach us at 888-434-0406.

  80. Hi. I received a ticket for failure to stop for schoolbus in Brooklyn, when I am sure that the lights weren’t on when I was passing it. I have an Alberta, Canada drivers license. Do the points transfer over? Do you fight cases in NYC?


  81. I am a female from Ontario and was driving my minivan on hwy 390 in NY State on Sunday night. Other than a motorcyclist, there were very few cars on the road. The motorcyclist kept coming up right behind me, causing me to change into the left lane. When I changed lanes, the motorcyclist did the same, then I would go back into the right lane and he kept following me close. This went on for about 10 minutes and I got scared that he was road raging me or wanted to drag race me. I decided to go into the left lane and speed up in order to get far away from him and that’s when I got pulled over and given a ticket for going 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. My court date is Sept. 23. Can you advise me on what I’m looking at with this charge, I don’t want to have to appear in court. What is my best option?

    1. Leni – You are facing a 6 point ticket (4 demerit points), that will carry fines ranging from $203 – $393; along with an assessment charge of $300. Hiring an attorney would allow you to fight your ticket without personally appearing in court.

  82. Hello Adam

    I received a ticket for driving 73mph on a 65mph road. My court is in Junius town court in Clyde NY.
    Please advice if I should check plea guilty or not guilty prior to mailing my ticket in.

    Thanks very much

    1. Quoc – In order to provide you with advice – I need more specific information about your particular situation – such as where you are licensed to drive. You may contact me to discuss further.

  83. Hi, my wife got a ticket in Victor Ny going 81 in a 65. It’s her first ever offense. We’re just wondering what the fines will be, and if it would be cheaper to fight it.

  84. I got a ticket for 86 in a 65 zone in Liberty, NY. It is my first offence in 9 years as a canadian driver. Is there anyway to plead NOT guilty? Also I am confused by this 48-hour window of NOT guilty. I had the ticket issued at 10pm on the 2nd Sept.. Please advise.

    1. Sam – you are facing a 6 point ticket with a court fine up to $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment fine of $300 over course of 3 years. 4 demerit points would transfer to your Canadian license, and would significantly impact insurance. It is possible, and suggested, that you fight this ticket. The date of importance is the date listed on the front – which is approximately two + weeks from the date of the offense.

  85. Hi there
    I live in Ontario and got speedy ticket at NY Franklin village driving 51 miles on 30 miles area, although I have never got an ticket in my life, been driving for more than 15 years. I was slow that too when I just entered village, i am 100 percent sure that I didn’t drive 50 miles and if I calculate it comes to 80 km if I am driving in Ontario and how it’s possible I am driving 80 km in village area with car infront of me. Please answer thanks

    1. Tenzin – you are facing a 6 point ticket with total fines, including the driver responsibility assessment charge of $693. We would be happy to discuss how best to handle your defense. You may contact us for a free consultation.

  86. The speeding ticket I received while driving with my Ontario license in New York indicates that failure to pay by the due date would result in a suspension of my drivers license. Does this mean that my drivers license would be suspended in Ontario as well?

  87. Hey,
    I got a speeding tickets in the NY state for 75 mph in a 65 mph zone. Am I facing any demerit points in the province of Quebec, what is the price of the ticket? Should I contest this ?


  88. Hi Adam,

    Just had a quick inquiry. Got a ticket last year for speeding in NYS. It was under 15 mph (Can’t remember exact) I pleaded guilty, but then ignored the fines and as a result, NYS suspended my license in the state of NY alone (My license here in Ontario has not been affected at all.) Due to the fact that I also drive truck for a company, I will be driving in NYS again I am sure. How do I go about rectifying the situation and getting my license back in the good graces of the NYS? Thanks in advance

  89. I received a VTL 1180 0B speeding ticket in NY state with a British Columbia drivers license. What are the consequences with regards to my license? What will happen if I don’t pay the ticket?

    1. I advise you not to ignore the ticket. If you do, your NY driving privileges will be suspended, you could be arrested if caught driving in NY, and the suspension can transfer to Canada. The costs associated with this ticket will depend on how many miles over the speed limit you were traveling.

  90. My husband who has an Ontario drivers license was driving in NY state in Herkimer County on 4 July when he was caught speeding at 94mph in a 65mph zone while overtaking a vehicle in the passing lane. The charge was based on direct observation using a stalker dual radar. He was told to plead guilty or not guilty and return it by mail to Schuyler Town Court by 27 July. The odometer of the car is in kilometers whereas the signs were in mph so though he knew he was going a bit fast, he did not realize he was going that fast. He would never speed so much in Ontario and has a clean record. What would the penalty be and by how much can it be reduced?

    1. This is a 6 point ticket which will cost $300 in fines, $93 in court fees and a $300 driver responsibility assessment. In addition, pleading guilty to the charge will result in NY transferring the notice of conviction to Canada which will then result in an assessment of demerit points against your Canadian driving record. It is highly advised that you plead “not guilty” and fight the ticket.

  91. Hello, Adam,.
    I’m a Canadian with a clean driving record (30 years). I received a speeding ticket on Sun., Aug. 16 travelling on the I-81 North at the town of Ellisburg on my way home. The speeding violation was for driving 80mph in a 65mph zone. The officer explained my options for pleading guilty or not guilty and said to mail my plea. How many points will go onto my Ontario licence? And, what would be the estimated cost of the fine? Would it be worth it to fight the ticket?
    Thank you,

    1. Tracey, you are facing a 4 point ticket with fines ranging from $203 – $393. Points do transfer to Canada, and will impact your insurance rates. I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate the consequences.

  92. Hi Adam, I was given a 1110A “disobeyed traffic control device” ticket by an officer, because I missed the speed reduction sign while I was entering a small town at 12 am; my 9 month old was crying in the back. I was going 55 in a 30 mph entering mount morris, and started breaking when I saw the town lights, but was too late. I know this is a reduced fine already. Realising this will cost be around $235 plus 2 demerits in Ontario. Am i correct? Not sure if it is worth fighting it, as I working Reading, PA. Thank you.

  93. Hi I received a speeding ticket in new York but the police mistakened my car year from 2010 to 2004 and I wanted to know what the process was

    1. A clerical mistake such as this would not provide sufficient grounds for a dismissal of the charges. If you would like further assistance, you may contact us for a free consultation.

  94. Hi Adam, I received a speeding ticket on Sunday Aug. 9 travelling on the I-81 North at Lafayette Town on my way home to Toronto. The speeding violation was for going 83mph in a 65mph zone. I was travelling with the flow of traffic. The officer explained my options for pleading guilty or not guilty and said to mail it to the Lafayette Town court. I am not sure what to do. Should I fight to reduce ticket? How many points will go onto my Ontario license? Also, what would be the estimate cost of fine?

    Thank you,

    1. Andre – you are looking at 3 demerit points for this violation. This ticket will have a fine of approximately $393, and will likely impact your insurance. I therefore suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate the consequences.

  95. Hi Adam, I got a speeding ticket yesterday while returning back to Toronto at Sheldon Town. It was 35mph zone and I got the ticket for 53mph. I din’t notice and speed limit sign due to dark night. It was down hill and car got speed up. Traffic Officer asked me to mail the ticket to Sheldon Town court mentioning if I am guilty or not. What will be next processing? If so, do I need to be in person to Sheldon court? Please some advise me. Thank you.


  96. Hello, I’m a Canadian with a clean driving record, except for a couple of parking violations. While driving through Town of Lindley in Steuben County NY, I received a VTL 1180D for driving 83 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.
    If I was to retain your services,what are my steps and what is the estimate cost?
    Thank you

  97. Hi Adam

    I received a speeding ticket in New York State ,The drivers licence number that the officer has on my traffic ticket, is not the same as on my drivers licence can I get this fine dismissed ?
    Thank you

  98. Hi. I received a traffic violation in New York State. I’m trying to figure out where to mail my plea to. The only address I can see on the ticket is Orleans Town Court in Lafargeville. Is this where I send it?

  99. Ticketed going 72mph in 55mph I-90 E, just passed through toll booths was 65mph prior.
    VTB section 1180D Charged based on Officers Direct Observation, speed verified by Radar Stalker dual PTL Stat U turn 429.3 facing W/B, front radar. what does this Jargon mean? What could be the fine involved?

  100. Hi Adam,
    I received a speeding ticket in a work zone. Section 1180F. There were 4 vehicles traveling at close proximity, first 2 passed by ok, I was the 3rd and another vehicle behind me. Unfortunately the last 2 both got pulled over. Ticket was 68mph in a 50mph zone, normally it’s 65mph but since it was a work zone, it drop down to 50mph…but if I were to significantly reduced my speed instantly at that moment …I believed that there could have been an accident that would have occurred because road was starting to reduced to one lane only with the cones in placed and the SUV in back of me was at a close distance to my vehicle…while traveling within the section of the cones, I was sure that I was within speed limit.
    My driving record is clean and I was in Town of Elizabethtown, County Essex
    Do I have a fighting case in the Pre-Trial Conference for this situation?
    Also I saw that “fines will be double in work zone”…would you happen to know how much the fine will be?
    I really appreciate your time and effort for your suggestions and answers.

    1. Andrew – your total fine amount will be $693. While there are ways to fight this ticket, any mention of other speeding cars in the area would likely harm your case. If you would like, you may contact us to discuss your case in further detail.

  101. Hi Adam, I received speeding ticket last week while returning back to Toronto at Steuben county/Wayland Town. It was 65mph zone and I got the ticket for 81mph. It was down hill and car got speed up which I explained cop but still the ticket has been issued with same reason in the ticket.
    Office asked me to mail the ticket to Wayland court mentioning if I am guilty or not. Can I fight this case? If so, do I need to be in person to Wayland court? Please suggest.


  102. hello
    today wasn’t my day… i got a ticket 77mlh in 45mlh (WORKING) zone… NY state.
    Police officer suggest me to make a request for “reduce traffic infraction” since i will a lot of troubles with this kind of speeding. The fine is not the thing i’m worrying about; points and possible driver license suspension here in Quebec as well as across NY state.
    do you think that request may help to reduce my speeding?
    i appreciate for any helpful info

    1. Dmytro – this ticket carries significant consequences, including fines in excess of $1,200, a driver responsibility assessment charge of $450 over 3 years, and a substantial insurance impact. I strongly suggest you contact us so we may discuss your case in further detail.

  103. I recieved a 75mph ticket in a 65mph zone. The ticket does say on it ‘speed in zone’.
    This was in the town of batavia. Should I fight this? Just wondering what my next course of action should be.

  104. Hello Adam,
    I was recently driving through New York state on the I81 heading north back home to Canada when I got pulled over for going 70 in a 55. I had been driving for 11+ hours (which I did not have a chance to mention to the officer) and was so exhausted I hadn’t realized how fast I was going. It was 10:11pm and the report says that the officer directly witnessed the incident and verified it using a Stalker Dual Radar. I was wondering if there was anything that can be done about this seeing as I cannot make a long trip down to New York state for the court hearing.

  105. I was going back home from Syracuse to Ontario, and got caught in Alexandria Bay on Highway going 80mph in a 55mph zone, just prior entering in the 40mph zone VTL 1180B . Told him that I was sure that it was 65mph and was doing max 120 km/h. He gave me a tickets and told me that I could go to court or plead guilty. On my return since I had only 48 hours, return the ticket not Guilty. The town of Alezandia Justice sent me a court date for nes=xt week and told me that I should contact them if I do not receive something 3 days prior court apperance from District Attorney. I never requested a reduction and an offer of plea bargain came to the mail . Instead of VTL 1180B I have now a VTL 1175. What should I do and what is the cost of VTL 1175 compare to 1180B..

    1. VTL 1175 is a non-speeding ticket, whereas 1180B is. I suggest you contact your motor vehicle department to determine how many points, if any, will transfer over from these violations. The points, not the fine, is the most important issue here.

  106. My 20 year old son got a speeding ticket in NY State returned it guilty , received a bill for $543.00 U.S. Dollar he was in a construction zone .
    What can be done ?

    Regards Janis

  107. I had a speeding ticket for driving 88mph in a 65 zone today. I was going fast because I was looking for a rest room. I had an infection so when I need to pee it really hurts and I can’t wait much I was feeling like I was going to pee on myself. I told the police officer this but he didn’t care and gave me the ticket anyway. Also, I’m a student and not working so I dont’t a revenu to pay this ticket that is probably gonna be expensive. Should I fight this ticket? try to reduce the penalty? can I do communitary service instead of paying cash? I’m from Quebec. Thanks for your assistance

    1. I strongly suggest you fight this ticket, as it carries significant fines and penalties. While you will not be able to do community service in lieu of paying the fine, there are ways to substantially reduce your penalties.

  108. Hi, I recently got a speeding ticket in Ellisburg. I was told that I could mail in a request for reduction to possible lower my fine. I was told to mail this along with the ticket to the court address. But I would have to sign the Guilty plea in order to do this. Can you help with this?

    1. While I would love to help you, I need more information about the specific facts surrounding your ticket. You may contact us for a free consult at 888-434-0406. Please keep in mind the following – the fine is but one of many consequences of a speeding ticket. Others include an increase in insurance rates, and the accrual of points on your license.

  109. Hi i received a ticket yesterday driving home from myrtle beach to canada. I was pulled over in steuben county doing 82mph in a 65mph zone. It was 915pm, dark no one else on the road. Just did not notice i was going this fast, and i was not intending on doing so. I have not recieved any demerit points and i see that i may be facing some for this ticket. What can i do to avoid this??

    1. In order to avoid the 3 demerit points, you need to fight your ticket and attempt to get either a reduction or a dismissal. You may contact us at 888-434-0406 to discuss the specifics of your case.

  110. Hi,
    I have a Ontario driver license and was driving in Newyork state. Near Hasting I was going on 110km (67miles) per hour and to overtake the car I did go on 120 km (74miles) per hour. The cop stop me and gave me a ticket showing 81miles per hour. I even told him that I wasn’t going at 81 miles.he told me that I can plea not guilty and mail the ticket. But if I have to go to Hastings,I can’t go. So please let me know what should I do? How do I get rid of the ticket? How much will be the ticket? And your fee?
    I am driving since 1976 and never received a speeding ticket.

  111. Hi There,

    A few years ago, close to 2011, I got a traffic violation in NY. It was, if I remember correctly, going through a toll both with another rider. I was on my motorcycle at the time. I tagged behind my buddy who had transponder for NY but I was stop as I was going through.

    I remember getting some letters saying I had to pay a fine (can’t remember what it was or amount). I didn’t pay the fine. Then I recall getting a letter saying I’m not allowed to drive in the state of NY or something of that sort.

    In July, I have a company convention I have to attend in Atlanta. I want to know if I we drive down to the border, will I be detained or arrested for that traffic ticket? It was so long ago I don’t really remember the exact charge. Can you please help me?

  112. Hi Adam,
    Yesturday I drove back to Toronto from Manhattan NY. I was in a rental, very tired, past two cars doing radar then a third cop caught me going 102 mph on a 65mph on the shoulder (I believe I-81) in Cortland NY I’m 26, g2 license never got a speeding ticket and never crossed the border in a vehicle What should I do? Will I need to go to court in person? It’s not easy for me to get there. Thank you for your assistance.

    1. Al – you are facing an 8 point ticket which carries significant fines and penalties. I suggest you consider fighting this ticket. A court appearance is usually not necessary if you retain the services of an attorney.

  113. Hi there I got a speeding ticket in new York state on i95 back in 2002 but I never received any notice or no points on my lisence here in Ontario I lost my ticket and not sure how to find out if that ticket is still on file. Is there any advice? Please let me know. THANK YOU

  114. Hi,

    I just received a speeding ticket in upstate new york between Syracuse and Watertown. I was changing lanes as there was a large van in front of me and then I the state trooper reached and later pulled me over. He asked me why I thought I was being pulled over and I responded that I was drive a little of the speed limit. My calculation was I was going between 70-75mph and the trooper mentioned his radar was 78mph. On the ticket he estimated I was traveling 80mph. He didn’t provide a warning and gave me a ticket. He mentioned that since I was in Canada I can mail in my plea. However, after reading my ticket, the only option was a guilty plea if I decided to mail my ticket. My court date is in a few weeks but I will be traveling. Can I request an adjournment? Are there cases where my ticket will be dismissed? I didn’t realize my personal information is being exchanged and may affect my Ontario record if found guilty. I was willing to pay but there is uncertainty that the troopers radar was on the van and not my car and my first name on my ticket is incorrect. My main concern is the demerits. My court time is at 7am, so I’m not sure if that was done to deter me from going to court. Your assistance is much appreciated.

    1. Nancy – points are freely exchanged between NY and ON – demerit points being based on the rate of speed. There is a possibility of a dismissal of you case – you may contact us to discuss further.

  115. HI,

    I had a speeding ticket in NY on I90 for 85mph in 65mph zone but i forgot to deal with it as i lost it and after 3 months i got hold of the ticker it was issued in jan 3 2015 what can be done it was issued for wheatland town court, 22 main st, scottsville 14546 so can you please tell me how to deal with it

    1. You should fight this ticket, as it carries 4 points, and significant fines. Additionally it will impact your insurance rates. Please be advised – your license might be suspended – which means you are not allowed to drive. I suggest you contact us ASAP so we may give you further guidance.

  116. On my way back to Ontario, got a VTL 1144-aa (failure to take due care for stopped or standing emerg vehicle). Driving on IS91, two lanes, I did slow down , couldn’t change lanes but obviously, the officer didn’t think so. I pleaded not guilty.
    I wrote the ADA and got a response indicating that it is not the office protocol to reduce this type violation – provided a fine (~ $130) with 2 points.
    I assume the points and conviction will impact my insurance over in Ontario.

    Is there a point fighting this further? Can an attorney do any better in this circumstance?

  117. Hi,

    Was going 80/mph in a 65/mph zone around 2 am in NY state, no cars around, and I was in plain sight. Got pulled over and tried to get out of it by admitting I was going “about 120 km” hoping she would let us off with a warning. This was captured on my ticket. I understand that this is 3 demerits in Ontario as it would fall within the 16-29 kmph range, but would I be able to get it reduced to 15 km over and avoid the demerits? My admission of 120 km is about 15km over the 105 (ish) speed limit.

  118. Hi, I received a ticket for going 69 mph in a 55mph zone and pleaded not guilty. I then went to court (in Cheektowaga) and they said they reduced it from 4 demerit points to 0 demerit points and are offering two parking violations instead. What does this mean for comparing to Ontario demerit points?

  119. i live in toronto ON.i got speeding ticket in jordan city,NY i plead guilty and finally court send me a letter with fine i paid that fine but i m worry
    is this ticket come on my driving abstract? or any demerit point? or is this was just a fine?

    can u help me for this whats gonna be happen?

  120. i was driving north on I-95 around the end of janurary of this year 2015 i was at a 50mph zone around 2:20am i was pulled over in the bronx on I-95 but here is the issue at the time i was traveling in the passing lane with 20 plus cars traveling 75-90 in the middle and right lanes traveling passed me. the cars in the middle and right lanes braked so did i because i seen the cop i was traveling around 55 and braked to 45 as i was driving in the left passing lane the cop that was parked on the right side of the road drove up towards the car that was speeding in the middle lane then but he hesitated and went to me where i was in the left lane and pulled me over when he approached my car he said 75 just like 75 im fighting this ticket because i was not the one speeding everyone else was passing me my court date is May 15 2015

  121. Hello, I got a ticket on my way back to Toronto from the States. Got pulled over on the highway for driving 78 miles on the 65 zone. I plead not guilty because I had never had a ticket and I know what a speeding ticket will lead to……Now i need to go to court. Can please let me know what I should expect?Thank you

    1. This 4 point ticket will transfer demerit points back to your license. The fines for this are approximately $393. In court, you will need to conduct a trial if you are pleading not guilty. It is suggested you seek legal counsel to protect your rights.

  122. Hi there, I was driving maybe 65 mph among other cars. The officer was only behind me. I pull over the car then he told me your licence, I took time because need to take out of my wallet. He was in a hurry, took my licence and few minutes after he said that you were driving 75 mph in a zone of 55 mph. You mail the this or I see you in a court.
    I don’t know what happen because I saw in Highway 90 in less than one hour 5 police officers gave tickets, I travel very often over the same area I have never seen that.
    I am a 58 years old woman I respect the law then I had never receive any charge or ticket in my driving life any where in my life.
    Could you please tell me how I can dealing with the demotion points ? Do you suggest me to be present in the court or mail the document and wait for the answer? I have to mail the document with guilty answer ?
    Please give me the steps I need to do.

  123. Hi

    I’ve been told recently that I have a fine an outstanding speeding ticket that has been unpaid in the state of new york from over 15 years ago. I’m a Canadian citizen.

    I don’t even know how much the fine is now or how much I owe or how to pay it or what to do.

    Can you help me??



  124. Hi there, my mother lives in Canada but does her grocery shopping in Tonawanda. A police officer pulled her over to inform her she was driving erratically and he suspected she was drunk. My mother is very upset as she doesn’t drink ever and wasn’t driving erratically. On the ticket, the offense states “moving unsafely from a lane” She is scared she is going to lose her licence. What steps does she need to take now?

    1. Rebecca – your mother is facing a 3 point ticket, which will carry fines of $243, and impact her insurance rates. License suspensions occur at 11 points in New York. You may contact us for more detailed information on your mother’s case, as we need to confirm that this was the only ticket she received.

  125. I got a speeding ticket in StandFord states New York in 2012 which I paid in full. But I am receiving letters from Drivers Responsibilty Assessment Department in New York State, 6 Empire State Plaza Albany NY 12228 saying I have to pay another fine of $300 to Drivers Assessment Department.. I do not have a New York drivers permit only a Canadian permit.. Please let me know what is this all about and what I have to do…

    1. This assessment is a fee that must be paid to the NY DMV. It will be assessed whenever 6 points or more are accumulated on your license – with points over 6 increasing the fee.

  126. Hello,

    I was travelling back from NYC to Toronto when I was pulled over for speeding. The office simply stated that he has me at 76 in a 55 zone, and asked for my license. He would not let me say a word edgewise or answer any questions, but just asked for my license. Then he simply took my license, came back with a ticket, and without so much as any explanation, just walked away. It was moderate traffic on Friday evening, so I am sure I was not so much over the speed limit (in fact keeping with the flow), especially with my two young sons in tow. But the officer just refused to explain anything. I am not sure what my options are, and I certainly cannot afford expensive penalties. What do I do? Help.

    Thank you.

  127. Hello. I live in Quebec.

    I got the speeding ticket (95 mph) from New York state on Nov 2013. I payed the full price for the ticket ($400 or so). I cannot find the receipt but I payed for sure.

    More than an year later, today, I got the mail saying I have to pay driver responsibility assessment fee.

    It is $300…Shall I pay this? Why are they doing this to me…

  128. Hello,
    I am from Ontario and last year in August I was caught speeding on a highway in New York State. The police officer issued me speeding ticket stating I was driving 88mph in 65mph zone. I was driving over the limit but never more than 82mph. I never pleaded guilty/not guilty.
    In January I received a Notice of Failure to Comply which states that if the court does not get my response by Feb. 5th, they will suspend my right to drive in NY and will also ask my province to suspend my driving license until I respond to this notice.
    I called the court named Town of Brutus located in Weedsport, NY. A lady told me I need to send them my plea and that if I decide to plead not guilty they will send me an address of DA (who is currently 10 weeks behind) and who may be able to help me reduce my demerit points but not the fine. (?!) She said that the fine rangers from $0-$600 depending on a judge’s ruling and that there will be some additional charges. How much demerit points I am looking at here and how much may be the ticket fine and those additional charges? Thank you!

  129. I had been arrested in 2007 on the highway, and the policeman give me a ticket for a crack in my window, at hudson town. On the ticket it had no fine on it. Here in Quebec province, when the pocie arrest you for a window crack or a burning light, it’s only to give you an advise that you have 48 hours to repair your car or after that, if the police get you unrepaired, he will give you a fine. So I did not do anything with this ticket believing it was an advice with no fine. the time had past since then, and i never received anything by mail since my ticket was deliver. Last week, i received a letter from the SAAQ telling me that i have a ticket not cleared and i’m not allowed to drive in the New-York state or i will pay fine and maybe go to jail. I call many place at SAAQ and no one know what is the problem with the new-york state. My file is clear and i have all my point and it’s not write in my file that offense. I call the New-york state driving place and they tell me that i have to send a letter for pleading guilty or not. What i have do, and can i explain why i did not respond to the ticket if a plead guilty. And i much it will cost me?

  130. I received a speeding ticket in Brutus County doing 80mph in a 65mph zone going down a hill. I live in Toronto ontario, how do I deal with this ticket?

    1. This 4 point ticket, which carries fines totaling $393, will also transfer demerit points to your ON license. You have the option of pleading guilty, or not-guilty. If you plead not-guilty, you will be able to mitigate, if not completely avoid, those penalties.

  131. Hi Adam,

    I am looking into your services to contest a speeding ticket that we received near Malone, NY, while driving home to Ontario today. I know that if we plead guilty we would get 3 demerit points, as it was 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. Any idea what this would cost if we used your services to try get this ticket reduced, and hopefully no demerit points?

  132. I got a ticket in new York state like 3 years ago .. I received letter 2 years ago stating I may have license suspended or warrant …I missed court date cause it was 4 hou r drive ..I’ve never received any more info wat will happen if I try to cross ?

  133. On Jan 23 rd I recieved a ticket for passed red signal. There was no amount. When I asked the officer replied that it depends on the number of offensives I have tbe max being 250.00. I advised that I don’t have any how much is the minimum. He replied 50.00. He failed to tell me that there are 3 point as well. Is this correct as this is what the court told me when I called. I was close to pleading guilty, but if thethere are points I think I should fight this correct?

    1. Tracy – The penalties for such a ticket are substantial, and thus, it is a good idea to consider fighting it. Not only must you contend with the fine and points, you must also realize that this can have a significant impact on your insurance rates.

  134. I am a Canadian living in Ontario, and , in June 2013 got a ticket for 85 in a 65 zone in Bedford county. I think I also apologized to the officer (which I don’t know if that counts as admission of guilt.)
    Anyway, my date is set for March 11 as I decided to contest it to buy some time.
    Hoping to get some info on:
    1) If I am unable to attend in person, i.e. a no-show, do I have to pay court costs?
    2) Average Amount of the fine?
    3) Price of retaining a lawyer.
    I have a clean driving record and any points I will get if convicted will expire by June 2015 so at this point I am only trying to understand in the financial pros and cons of retaining representation vs just paying the ticket.
    Thank you.

    1. Court costs are assessed if you are found guilty, and are not dependent on whether you physically made an appearance. The fine is approximately $300.00 – along with the impact on your insurance. Hiring at attorney will allow you to protect your rights and assure the best outcome is obtained in your case.

  135. Hello
    I received a deposition on Dec 23/14 travelling on 81 to NJ from Toronto. Apparently 81 in a 65 zone. I most guarantee I wasn’t driving that fast. I was 2 car lengths behind a trunk in the right lane. Why did I get the ticket and not the truck if we were supposedly traveling at 81.
    I didn’t realize this was an actual ticket because there was no fine stated and the trooper didn’t exactly explain the procedure. And I have never recieved a ticket in the US.
    Apparently I am suppose to appear in court on Monday Jan 26 and I can’t make it.
    Please help.


    1. Anthony – it appears you are referring to the ‘return date,’ which is not the date of your court appearance. If you are interested, it is still possible to fight this ticket and avoid the penalties.

  136. I have been trying to get an answer on translation of michigan traffic violations to ontario. I realize this web site is for New York but since both Michigan and New York have reciprocal agreements with Ontario, I thought I would ask anyway. I have pleaded not guilty to a careless driving charge and the prosecutor is offering me a reduced violation of speeding 1 to 5 mph OR violation of basic speed law. I wondered which one has less chance of abstracting to Ontario or would be seen in Ontario as a lesser violation.

  137. Hi Adam,

    Should I request for it?

  138. Hi Adam,
    I also did some research online and it says I have 15 days to respond to the ticket.

    The ticket was issued on Jan.2.2015 and the due date to respond is Jan.15.2015 @7pm which is 13 days….even if the officer wrote this date, can I still go buy the 15 days minimum standard?

    Because it doesn’t seem like my mail will reach there in time.

    Thanks again!

  139. URGENT!!
    Hi Adam,
    I live in Toronto and after so many years of driving I got my first lame ticket in NY for “FLD DUE CARE FOR EMERG VEH STOPPED OR STANDING” in Richland, NY on Jan.2.2015 and the officer told me I had 30 days to respond by mail, however, I just realized that the date to appear in person or return by mail is Jan.15.2015 at 7pm (tomorrow!). I also just realized that it says in very small print that I only had 48hrs to plead not guilty…

    I have a few questions:
    1. Will I get any demerit points for this? If so, how much? Will it show right away on my record?
    2. Can I still plead not guilty if I go to court tomorrow? Or send the mail to them express??
    3. Are there any hidden fines down the road that I will have to pay if I plead guilty?
    4. What happens if they receive the ticket response after the deadline Jan.15.2015?? Will I be further penalized?!

    Now I’m so worried that I may be even penalized further for responding late, so please help asap!!
    Thank you so much!

    1. 1. You will likely not receive demerit points for htis offense. 2. You can still plead guilty at court. 3. There are no hidden fines other than the cost of the ticket and court processing fees. (There is a DRA assessment which applies for 6 points or more). 4) The court might assess late fees, although that is not certain.

  140. Hi,

    Recently I received a ticket under the Article VTL 1110 0A, on new york state, and after some research I found that the fine will be approximately 180 USD (including surcharges) but I need to know how this infraction will be translate (in points) to mine driver record in quebec (SAAQ demerit points).

  141. Got speeding ticket under New York State-Department of Motor Vehicle on my way back to Toronto on Route 86. Going 85mph in zone 65mph. I was not speeding and did not argue with office although i was going just with the flow of traffic and there were two cars ahead of me going with the same speed. I was maintaining 75mph and have no idea how it went up to 85mph for a while. I have no demerit point before however have 2 minor speeding tickets in Canada. Would USA consider them when charging fine. please advice best course to adopt as i know i was pretty careful and there was no intention for speeding, was driving first time in US. Thanks

  142. Good evening Adam,

    I’m a Canadian residing in Montreal and I just received a speeding ticket belong to ElizabethTown Court, Essex, New York. I was advised by the officer that I was driving 83 miles/hour in a 65 zone. we were 2 families and throughout the trip I respect limites. it’s the first time. On the hill I was breaking slowly down. The patrol was at my left side. I would like your advice as to what would be the next step for me? If I plead guilty, what would be the fine I’m required to pay? And how do I go about paying it? Or if I plead not guilty, what is the next step?.
    Best regards

  143. Hi,
    I am from Quebec, received a speeding ticket in the south of Buffalo, NY, 84 in a 60 mph. In Quebec, I think that is equivalent to 3 demerit points. I would just like to know how much is the NY fine?

    Thank you

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