Ontario County is part of western New York State. It is about 8 miles from Rochester. The county is within the Finger Lakes Region of the state. Despite being above the median population (109,864), Ontario County has a relatively small amount of vehicle traffic: about 28 people for every 1,000 vehicle miles traveled. Its lakeside retreats are popular vacation spots and second homes for many New Yorkers.
Whether one lives in or is visiting Ontario County, a speeding ticket can be a costly matter. Rather than just surrender and pay the ticket, one would be better served consulting with an attorney to try to reduce or beat the charges and associated penalties.
New York State Speeding Ticket Costs
Drivers ticketed for speeding in Ontario County, NY can expect fines between $150 to $600. Drivers are also required to pay a state surcharge of $88 or $93. When a driver reaches 6 points or more on his/her license, the DMV charges a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This costs $300 plus an additional $75 for each point over six. Insurance premiums are also likely to rise by hundreds of dollars per year following a conviction for speeding.
Speeding Tickets Data from Ontario County, NY
Drivers in Ontario County received 6,122 speeding tickets in 2018. This is 10% fewer than were issued in the county in 2017. Ontario County’s speeding ticket patterns were an outlier in many ways. For example, while most speeding tickets are issued in the summer months, police in Ontario wrote the most in September last year. Unlike many counties outside NYC and Long Island, less than half of all speeding tickets from State Troopers (48.9%). In addition, the county wrote the second-most speeding tickets to women (42%) last year.
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Drivers charged with speeding in Ontario County can choose to fight the charge(s) against them and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. However, only 3% of drivers were able to beat a speeding ticket in Ontario County courts last year. As such, drivers may need the help of a skilled attorney to avoid getting convicted.
Ontario County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets
Ontario County is less than two hours east of Buffalo and north of Ithaca. The county can be accessed via the New York State Thruway (I-90). In addition, drivers can take I-490, an auxiliary highway which arches north through Rochester and ends at the Thruway in Genesee County. The relatively low rate of travel within the county means every driver’s behavior is that much more noticeable to police. As such, the risk of getting a speeding ticket is quite high.
Hiring an Ontario County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
Never accept the fines, points, and insurance increase that comes with a speeding ticket. Instead, consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney. The lawyers at Rosenblum Law can assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Ontario County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorneys fight to reduce the penalties. Our attorneys have represented clients in Ontario County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those from Bristol, Canadice, Canandaigua, East Bloomfield, Farmington, Geneva, Gorham, Hopewell, Manchester, Naples, Phelps, Richmond, Seneca, South Bristol, Victor, and West Bloomfield. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.