Speeding Tickets in Ontario County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Ontario

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

Ontario County has a relatively small amount of vehicle traffic. Thus it has one of the lowest numbers of speeding tickets in New York state, with only 4,435 speeding tickets issued in 2022. The majority of these were given to New Yorkers (82.5%). The rest were given to drivers from the Northeast region (8.8%), other U.S. states (5.8%), Canada (0.9%), and other areas (2%).

Most speeding tickets were issued during the middle of the week, with Tuesday seeing the most issued tickets. August (482 tickets), October (475 tickets), and November (431 tickets) were the months when most speeders were caught.

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets

State Troopers handed out the largest percentage of speeding tickets in Ontario County (2,900). County police issued 824 tickets, and local law enforcement agencies issued 711.

In Ontario County, drivers who face speeding charges may contest the allegations and pursue either a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. Although statistics show that a mere 5.5% of drivers successfully managed to overcome a speeding ticket in Ontario County courts in 2022, drivers have a better chance of avoiding conviction if they seek the assistance of a skilled traffic ticket attorney.

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. 

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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.

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