New York’s Delaware County is named after the Delaware River, which separates the county from the state of Pennsylvania. It is the fifth-largest NY county by area at 1,467 square miles. With a population of 44,527, Delaware County is the 10th least populated NY county and the fifth-least population-dense. It is part of the Catskill Mountain area and attracts a moderate amount of outdoor tourism related to both the mountainous terrain and the river.
It would be wise to resist speeding in Delaware County. NYS speeding tickets can be shockingly expensive. Any driver ticketed for speeding in Delaware County should consult with an attorney who may be able to minimize or eliminate the penalties.
New York State Speeding Ticket Costs
A fine of $150 to $600 is just the beginning for New York State speeding tickets. Drivers must also pay a state surcharge of $88 or $93. Any time a driver reaches 6 points or more on his/her license (which can happen with a single speeding ticket), the DMV charges a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This will add $300 for the first 6 points and $75 for each additional point to the total cost. In addition, once the insurance company notices the speeding ticket on a driver’s record, his/her rates will likely go up by hundreds of dollars per year.
Speeding Tickets Data from Delaware County, NY
Delaware County has witnessed a significant proportion of traffic tickets being issued for speeding violations over the past decade, but the number has slowly decreased during the last two years. In 2021, the number of speeding tickets issued to motorists amounted to 4,779, which is almost 3% lower than the previous year.
Notably, 14.1% of drivers who received a speeding ticket in Delaware County last year were also cited for other traffic violations during the same stop. The three most common violations were: driving without a valid license (17.1%), driving with defective motor vehicle equipment (11.3%), and aggravated unlicensed operation (7.3%).
Weekends are typically the peak time for speeding tickets in New York state, and Delaware County is no exception. It witnessed a higher number of speeding tickets being issued on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, accounting for nearly 60% of all speeding tickets issued in the county in 2021.
Number of Speeding Tickets Issued in Delaware County (NY), 2012 – 2021
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Despite having a low dismissal/acquittal rate of only 3.3%, it’s possible to contest a speeding ticket successfully. With the help of an experienced attorney, you’ll have a better chance of having the ticket reduced to a lesser charge, incurring lower fines, and ultimately lowering the points on your driving record.
Delaware County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets
Delaware County is the largest and most western of the four NY counties within the Catskill Mountains. The landscape is a blend of gentle mountains and beautiful river and reservoir valleys. Tourists come from all over to go canoeing, kayaking, skiing, horseback riding, hiking and more. In addition to the tourists, police also have to contend with students attending SUNY Delhi in the county and those visiting from SUNY Binghamton in neighboring Broome County. There’s also a large amount of through-traffic in the county. NY Route 17, which is gradually being upgraded to become I-86, cuts through the bottom quarter of the county going east-west. In addition, I-88 briefly dips into the northern portion of Delaware County for several miles. Drivers can also take NY Route 28 (southeast-northwest) or NY Route 10 (southwest-northeast), which cross the county in an X-formation.
Hiring a Delaware County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
Fighting a speeding ticket is always the right decision. Before heading to court, however, a driver should first consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney. The lawyers at Rosenblum Law can assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Delaware County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorneys fight to reduce the penalties. In most cases, you may not even need to come to court. Our attorneys have represented clients in Delaware County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those from Andes, Bovina, Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Deposit, Franklin, Hamden, Hancock, Harpersfield, Kortright, Masonville, Meredith, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney, Stamford, Tompkins, and Walt. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.