Speeding Tickets in Niagara County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Niagara

Niagara County is home to the U.S. portion of Niagara Falls and is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. It sits at the north of the westernmost portion of New York State and shares a border with Ontario, Canada. Although the county technically encompasses 1,140 square miles, only 522 square miles of that area is land. New Yorkers come from every county to visit Niagara Falls and other tourist attractions in the area.  

But drivers should be mindful of local cops: they can and will ticket visitors and residents of the county for speeding. Rather than pay a Niagara County speeding ticket, drivers should call an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to help get the penalties reduced or eliminated.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Paying a speeding ticket can result in far greater costs than most realize. Fines of $150 to $600 are common, but are not the final price one will pay. Each ticket also comes with a mandatory state surcharge ($88 or $93). If the ticket puts the total number of points on the license at 6 or more, a driver will have to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee of $300 plus $75 for each point over 6. Then there is the increase in insurance premiums, which can cost hundreds of dollars and which typically last for 36 months or more.

Speeding Tickets Data from Niagara County, NY

Speeding tickets accounted for 25.1% of all tickets issued in Niagara County in 2022. Since the previous year, the number of speeding tickets increased from 7,651 to 8,543. Unlike other counties where New York State Police hand out the most speeding tickets, the majority of tickets in Niagara (5,295) were issued by local law enforcement agencies. State Troopers only gave out 2,321 tickets, while county police handed out 927 tickets.

People from all over the world visit Niagara County to see Niagara Falls. Still, those with a New York driver’s license received the most speeding tickets (7,744). Drivers from other U.S. states were issued 241 tickets, and Canadians were issued 144 tickets.

The weekdays, particularly Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, were the busiest periods for police issuing speeding tickets. Weekends saw a lower number of drivers being ticketed.

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets

Motorists who receive speeding citations in Niagara County are strongly encouraged to contest the ticket. However, it is advisable not to do so alone. Statistics reveal that only 8.2% of drivers successfully contested a speeding ticket in the previous year. 

But with the assistance of an experienced traffic ticket attorney, drivers have a better chance of getting a positive outcome. Having an attorney provides the greatest opportunity to either have the ticket dismissed entirely or downgraded to a violation with minimal or no points.

Niagara County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Niagara Falls and other attractions draw crowds to Niagara County year-round. The county also gets a lot of vehicle traffic from students attending nearby colleges, including Niagara University as well as those visiting from neighboring counties. Its location at the northwestern tip of New York State means it does not get much through traffic besides those heading to or coming from Canada. The I-190 connects Niagara County to points south. It meets with I-90 in the southern part of the county, which provides an express route to Buffalo. The LaSalle Expressway takes drivers east and west, going as far as Buffalo and Tonawanda. 

While State Troopers watch the highways closely, it is the local police who issue the most speeding tickets in Niagara County (58.5%); only Wyoming County had a higher proportion of local police-issued speeding tickets.

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Hiring a Niagara County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

No one should approach a speeding ticket lightly. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can evaluate the facts of the case and offer a solid defense that will minimize the fines and points. As a bonus, in most cases, those who hire legal representation may not have to show up to court themselves—a boon for tourists (especially Canadian visitors) who would otherwise have to return all the way to the county to fight the ticket. 

Contact Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Niagara County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorneys fight on your behalf. Our attorneys have represented clients in all the courts in Niagara County for both traffic and criminal matters including Cambria, Hartland, Lewiston, Lockport, Newfane, Niagara, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Pendleton, Porter, Royalton, Somerset, Wheatfield, and Wilson. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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