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New York Speeding Ticket Fines

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If you received a New York speeding ticket, you are now facing fines and surcharges and potential DMV penalties, not to mention increased auto insurance. Below is a list of New York speeding fines classified by offense and miles per hour over the speed limit.

How Much Will My New York Speeding Ticket Cost? What Are the Fines for a NY Speeding Ticket?

Every New York speeding ticket carries a court fine and mandatory New York State surcharge. Use the table below to determine the fine associated with your ticket:

1180(a) Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent = $45-$150

1180(b), 1180(d) Speeding:

     • 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300
     • 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600
     • 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

1180(c) Speeding in a School Zone (7am-6pm on a school day):

     • 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300
     • 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600
     • 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

1180(e) Failure to Reduce Speed (special hazards) = $45-$150

1180(f) Speeding in a Work Zone:

     • 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300
     • 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600
     • 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

Each ticket carries a mandatory NYS Surcharge of $88 for a city court and $93 for a town or village court. These fines are for first offenses. If this is your second offense or greater, the range of potential fines is higher. The fines listed above are for speeding tickets received anywhere in New York State except for New York City and Rochester. 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 (see below). 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)
*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 $300 + $75 for each point over 6 points.

How Many Points is a New York Speeding Ticket?

In order to determine how many points are associated with your ticket, note how many miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit the officer said you were going. Then, use this table to determine the number of points you are facing.

New York Speeding Ticket Points

  • Speeding 1-10 mph over the limit = 3 points
  • Speeding 11-20 mph over the limit = 4 points
  • Speeding 21-30 mph over the limit = 6 points
  • Speeding 31-40 mph over the limit = 8 points
  • Speeding 41 mph+ over the limit = 11 points

At 11 points the NY DMV will suspend your NY license or NY driving privileges (if you live out of state). Any points accumulated within a given 18 month period count towards suspension. If you have a CDL license or a Junior License, the penalties can be even more severe.

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How Much Will My Auto Insurance Increase for a New York Speeding Ticket?

Simply put, auto insurance is all about risk. You pay an auto insurance premium so that if you get into an auto accident they will pay for the damage. An insurance adjuster’s job is to determine what your premium should be based on how likely they believe you are to get into an accident. The more New York traffic violations you have, the greater the risk and the higher the premium. If you rack up enough traffic tickets, your insurance company could even cancel your policy. Studies by sites such as InsuranceQuotes.com have concluded that your NY auto insurance premium can go up as much as 22% for a single speeding ticket.

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. 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. Instead you canplead not guiltyand fight your ticket (see below)!

download_nowPleading 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 New York speeding ticket:

  • Significant fines & surcharges
  • Points on your license
  • Increased auto insurance premiums
  • Possible license suspension or revocation
  • DMV Penalties (where applicable) i.e. NY Driver Responsibility Assessment
  • Loss of your job (if a valid driver’s license or CDL is required)

Will a New York Speeding Ticket Affect Me if I Live in a Different State?

Out of state drivers are subject to the same fines and surcharges as a NY driver. If a driver fails to pay them NY will suspend his or her NY driving privileges and that suspension will be reported to the home state which can also issue a license suspension.  In addition, a NY conviction may be listed on an out of state driving record and lead to points, suspension and increased auto insurance so in most cases it pays to fight a New York speeding ticket even if the driver lives in a different state.

How to Fight a New York Speeding Ticket

How a New York speeding ticket is typically handled depends on the jurisdiction (where you received it). Since the process of fighting a speeding ticket can be more complex than meets the eye, we strongly recommend that you hire an experienced New York traffic ticket lawyer to handle your case (not to mention being able to skip the trip to court in most cases). More on this below.

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Speeding Tickets in any Location Except NYC and Rochester
If you received a speeding ticket in any location other than NYC and Rochester, your ticket will be handled by a city, town or village court. The name and address of that court is listed at the bottom of the ticket. If you want to fight your ticket, you have to enter a plea of “Not Guilty” by filling out that portion of the ticket and mailing it in to the court. The court will mail you a pre-trial conference notice on which to appear and discuss your case with the prosecutor to see if you can agree on a settlement. Note, a prosecutor is not required to offer you a deal. You also have the right to reject any settlement you are offered and have a trial. The trial will most likely be held on a second court date (this means you will have to appear in court more than once). At the trial the police officer will present testimony to support his case. You have the right to question or “cross examine” the officer. The judge will make a ruling of innocence or guilt. If you are found “not guilty” you will not be required to pay any fines and you won’t get points. If you are found guilty you will get the full amount of points and be required to pay a fine.

Speeding Tickets in any Location Except NYC and Rochester
In New York City and Rochester, the tribunal handling your ticket is called the Traffic Violations Bureau or “TVB.” As mentioned above, in the TVB there are no settlements or plea bargains so if you want to fight your ticket, the only way to do so is to have a trial. Trials are tricky business and best handled by an experienced attorney who knows how to ask the right questions and make the best legal arguments in your favor.

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 representation by a licensed professional to give you advice, defend you, negotiate on your behalf (if applicable) and/or take your case to trial.
  • In most cases, you do not have to spend your day in court. You don’t have to waste time and money driving to court and waiting around for hours for your case to be heard.

Hiring us is fast and simple. Call us at 888-434-0406 for a free consultation. We’ll process your payment, you upload your ticket(s) and sign our Waiver of Representation Form online, and we’ll do the rest. This short video explains how our system works:

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  1. Hi I just got a speeding ticket for going 64 in a 35 in East Fishkill. This is my first ever ticket and I was wondering what sort of penalties I am facing and what could be avoided by hiring an attorney to defend me. Also, I have a class DJ license.

    • James – you are facing a 6 point ticket that carries fines of $300, court fees of $93, and a $300 assessment fee. Additionally, this will substantially impact your insurance rates.

  2. I was pulled over for doing 64 in a 35 in east fishkill, this is my first ticket and I am wondering what I should do. Also, I have a trip planned to Florida before my court date, am I still going to be able to go on the trip or will I not be allowed to leave. Thanks for the help.

    • James – this ticket should not prevent your traveling. Hiring an attorney will allow you to contest your ticket without a personal appearance.

  3. I got a ticket for a 1180D, going apparently 88 in a 65 mph on I-90W. The charge was based on officers “direct observation” and speed verified by “radar”. There is no amount listed on there, just a court appearance date and a place to plea guilty or not guilty. This is my first speeding ticket, no prior on my record besides an accident from 2 years ago. I live in MA and during the court date listed, I will be out of state for military training. What do I do?

  4. I received a speeding ticket in East Fishkill, for going 75 in a 55 zone. I noticed that it says that I needed to mail a plea of not guilty within 48 hours, does that mean that I either have to plead guilty by mail or take in the form with a plea of not guilty, in person?

    • Mel – the court must have a response to your ticket by the date listed on the front of the ticket, listed as ‘respond or appear in person on or before.’

  5. I received a ticket for Speeding 91 in a 65 on I86, Town of Angelica court in Allegany County NY about an hour drive from my residence in Geneseo. Is it possible to get this reduced to the the 1-10 mph range or less or do they usually just go down one notch so to speak? I’m considering calling the Ada but also am afraid of having to make multiple appearances. Is there a good lawyer in that area?

  6. I got a speeding ticket in 2005 going through the town called Verona. I want to take care of the individual ticket but they are charging me for no license they were suspended was my second ticket. What should I do about this situation when I was living in another state at the time. Please let me know what to do!

  7. Hi, I received a speeding ticket in Broome County. I am originally from MA, but am working in NY. I was wondering what penalties I could face. I was caught at 97 in 65, but I did not think I was going that fast. Regardless, I saw on one site that jail is a possibility. Does that happen? I have had my license for 8 years and have never done anything in which I am at fault. I was also wondering if it impacts my job.

    • John – You are currently facing an 8 point violation that carries fines of $693, assessment fees of $450, and substantial impacts to your insurance rates. While jail is technically a possibility, we have rarely if ever seen this utilized. I can not speicificaly state how your job will view this violation, as that is at your employers discretion.

  8. I got pulled over on I390, in Wayland, town of, Steuben on the way to Nigagara falls from New Jersey.

    I was told that i was at 82 in 65 mph zone. Supporting deposition provided with Speeding (Gen 101).

    This is my first speeding ticket ( i had 8 points 4 years ago thou).

    Going to the court takes about 4 and half by car.

    Please recommend what to do.

    • I suggest you contest this 4 point ticket, as it includes fines, points, and a substantial impact on insurance rates. Hiring an attorney will allow you to contest your ticket without personally appearing in court

  9. Hi, I was just stopped in Tompkins County, NY going 84 in a 55. (At night, no other cars on the road, which was one lane) I thought I was still in a 65 zone and told the cop that my cruise control was set at 70. He included that in the deposition, which he says will help me out. He also encouraged me to go to court and reassured me that the judge is kind and often understanding. I’m going to the town court next week about the ticket. Any advice?? I’m from out of state, on my parents insurance, and a broke college kid! I was in the last 30 mins of my 6 hour drive and had been coming from a funeral (so it was quite a rough day!)

    • While you can plea on your behalf we would advise retaining counsel to obtain the best result. Youa re facing serious points and impact to your parents insurance

  10. I got caught going 83 mph in a 55 mph highway in Suffolk. Expired inspection and couldn’t find my insuranse card. What can i do.

    • This court system does allow for plea bargaining, so you may be able to obtain a reduction in your fines and penalties if handled properly

  11. I got Uniform ticket near Brewster NY for speeding at 85 in the zone of 55. I am not a resindent of New york. I have a clean driving history. I was overtaking the truck which was driving too recklessly and before i overtook him, the truck was going to trash me.couple of times I felt danger on my life behind the truck as it was driving in both the lanes. I decided to overtook and i got the ticket. The officer did not gave any evidence or deposition. The speed is measure on RADAR. What should i do?

    • I suggest you contest this tickert to mitigate the consequences of this 6 point violation. As speeding is a strict liability offense, there is no actual defense to speeding – other than to assert that the officer is unable to meet their burden of proof. We need more specific information about your ticket to provide you with further information. You may reach us at 888-434-0406 .

  12. I got pulled over today in Woodbury, NY by a state trooper. I was given a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 65. I’ve never had a traffic ticket before. If I plead not guilty is there a good chance of getting my ticket reduced? I’d also like to add I’m from upstate New York, so kind of far away.

    • This court does allow for plea bargaining. However, what offer is ultimiately given and approved depends on numerous factors.

  13. I’m 22 y/o from Ohio and got pulled over on I-90 in Oneida County going 96 in a 65. Unfortunately I was trying to play ball with the Trooper in the hopes that he might reduce the speed just a little, so when he asked me “how fast do you think you were going”, I replied “probably around 90”. and instead of giving me any kind of break he actually quoted me wrong on the ticket writing that I just simply told him “90” as a matter of fact. What are my options 🙁

    • You are facing a 6 point ticket that includes fines of $393, assessment fees of $300, and a significant impact on your insurance rates. I strongly suggest you contest this ticket to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  14. Hi got a ticket on 490 going to Canada from Rochester, doing 93mph in a 65mph zone, no previous offences, and first ticket ever, I was given a supporting deposition and officer did not give me any further information

  15. 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?

    • 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 888-434-0406 for a free consultation.

  16. 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.

    • 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 888-434-0406 for a free consultation.

  17. 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.

    • 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.

  18. 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?

    • 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.

  19. 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?

    • 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.

  20. 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

    • 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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