Speeding Tickets in Delaware County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Delaware

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.

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Speeding Tickets Data from Delaware County, NY

Delaware County experienced a notable increase between 2021 and 2022 in the number of speeding tickets issued. In 2021, a total of 12,657 tickets were issued to drivers for exceeding the speed limit. The following year, this number rose to 13,471. 

Number of Speeding Tickets Issued in Delaware County (NY), 2013 – 2022

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets

Speed-related crashes have also become a public safety concern. A total of 1,095 incidents resulted in property damage; 222 cases led to personal injuries; and 10 crashes resulted in fatalities.

Various law enforcement agencies are working to improve road safety in the county. The New York State Police led these efforts by issuing 5,144 tickets; the County Police issued 354 tickets; and other local law enforcement bodies, which may have included town or village police, issued 305 tickets.

Most drivers who received speeding tickets in Delaware County were convicted. Only 3% of all speeding ticket cases were dismissed or acquitted, which means that you are highly likely to be convicted, pay fines, and incur points on your license after getting a speeding ticket in this county. You may even go to jail.

If you have received a speeding ticket, it is best to consult an experienced traffic ticket attorney. They will help you get your ticket dismissed or minimize the impact on your record.

 Number of Speeding-Related Crashes in Delaware County (NY), 2013 – 2022

YearNumber of Incidents

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.

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