Speeding Tickets in Orange County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Orange

Not to be confused with the other seven counties in the U.S. that bear the same name, Orange County, NY is a vibrant, industrious region of the state. Here the Great Valley of the Appalachians finally opens up and ends. With a population of 370,000, the county boasts one of the highest ticket-to-population ratios in the state, with one ticket being issued annually for every three people. More than a quarter of those tickets (27%) are for speeding. Drivers who want to avoid the serious penalties that come from a speeding ticket issued in Orange County would be well advised to hire an attorney to fight the charges.

New York Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets, 2022

CountyNumber of Speeding Tickets
Westchester39,104
Erie34,357
Suffolk29,813
Queens27,354
Orange22,141
Dutchess20,734
Kings19,960
Nassau18,565
Richmond17,335
Bronx17,266

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

New York is a costly state for speeding tickets. Fines can cost between $150 to $600, averaging around $300. In addition to the fine, drivers must pay a mandatory NYS surcharge of $88 to $93. Drivers who get six or more points on their license will also have to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). This is a separate fine that costs $100 each year for three years. Each point over six adds another $25 a year for three years.

Speeding Tickets Data from Orange County NY

Orange County has retained its position as the fifth-highest New York county in terms of the number of speeding tickets issued in 2022. During that year, 22,141 speeding tickets were issued to drivers from all over the U.S. 74.5% went to people holding a New York driver’s license, 18.7% went to drivers from the Northeast region, 4% went to drivers from other U.S. states, 2.5% went to drivers from other areas, and 0.4% went to Canadians.

Speeding tickets were issued at almost the same rate every day of the week in 2022, but the numbers were slightly higher on Tuesdays (16.5%) and slightly lower on Sundays (12.4%). The majority of these tickets were issued by the New York State Police. Local law enforcement agencies and county police also helped cite the violators.

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets
201328,146
201428,146
201529,244
201633,291
201734,587
201833,023
201933,115
202026,563
202126,351
202222,141

With such a high number of speeding tickets issued per year, it’s not surprising that speeding-related crashes are also prevalent in Orange County. In 2022, there were 1,085 speeding-related crashes recorded by the police. 739 of these resulted in property damage, 337 resulted in personal injury, and nine resulted in fatalities.

Drivers who face speeding charges may contest the allegations and potentially secure a dismissal or reach an agreement for reduced fines and points. However, don’t assume that negotiating is easy. To greatly improve the chances of success, consult with a traffic ticket attorney to discuss the best strategy for fighting the ticket.

Number of Car Crashes in Orange County (NY), 2013 – 2022

YearNumber of Incidents
2013989
2014860
20151,067
2016834
2017937
20181,148
20191,165
2020774
2021960
20221,085

Orange County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Major routes in Orange County include I-84, I-87, State Route 17, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. There are also two Hudson River crossings in Orange County: the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Orange County is home to several prominent educational institutions, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and Orange County Community College. The high number of freeways and young students ensure local and state police are ever vigilant for speeding and other infractions.

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Hiring an Orange County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

The costs of a speeding ticket don’t end with the fines and surcharges. Pleading guilty (which happens when one pays a ticket) can increase auto insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars for several years. At the same time, ignoring the ticket is never a good idea and failing to answer the ticket in a timely manner can result in a license being suspended or even revoked. Drivers who are charged with a speeding ticket or other traffic violation would be well advised to fight the charge.

An experienced traffic defense attorney can analyze the traffic violation matter and provide a solid defense, keeping the fines and points to a minimum. In almost all cases, a person who hires an attorney will not be required to come to court.

Contact the Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Orange County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case by phone or at our Albany office location at 113 Great Oaks Blvd (by appointment only). Our attorneys have represented clients in Orange County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those from the city of Albany, Cohoes, Watervliet, Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Colonie, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, New Scotland, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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