Speeding Tickets in Rockland County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Rockland

Situated just north of the New York-New Jersey border, Rockland County covers an area of 174 square miles, about one-third of which is comprised of national parks. Rockland County is the smallest NY county by land area, excluding those that comprise NYC. Rockland County is so named for its rocky and mountainous geography. However, the county also boasts many waterways, including Mahwah River, Rockland and DeForest lakes, and Lake Sebago; the Hudson River marks the county’s eastern border.

A driver who is ticketed for speeding in Rockland County should consult with an attorney before paying it. NY speeding tickets carry many hidden costs. An attorney can assess the circumstances of the ticket to help the driver avoid some or most of these costs. 

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Initial fines for speeding in Rockland County range from $150 to $600, sometimes higher. But the fine is only part of the cost. Each citation also comes with a NYS surcharge of $88 or $93. Moreover, anyone who gets 6 or more points on their license will also be required to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This is a separate fine that costs $300. Each point over 6 costs an additional $75. A single speeding ticket can also result in hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums increases, which typically last for three years or more.

Speeding Ticket Data from Rockland County, NY

Drivers in Rockland County received a total of 8,648 speeding tickets in 2022. This was a significant decline from 2021, when drivers received 10,816 speeding tickets. The majority were given out by state troopers (55.3%), while local law enforcement (40.5%) and county police (4.3%) also contributed.

Most speeding tickets (6,518) were issued to drivers with New York state licenses. Drivers from the Northeast Region of New York got the second-highest number of speeding tickets (1,568), followed by drivers from other areas in New York (258), other U.S. states (208 tickets), and Canada (15).

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets

About 26% of drivers who received speeding tickets were also issued tickets for other offenses during the same traffic stop. The most common additional offenses included licensing violations (V&T 509-510), motor vehicle equipment violations (V&T 375-380-a), and crossing lines (V&T 1128).

Getting a speeding ticket in Rockland County can come with steep fines and trigger increases in your car insurance premiums. Instead of casually accepting the consequences, drivers are advised to hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney to handle their case. An attorney can try to get the charges reduced or dismissed and appear in court on the driver’s behalf.

Rockland County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Rockland County is connected to Westchester County across the Hudson River by the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formerly known as the Tappan Zee Bridge). The largest throughway in the county is I-87/287, which connects to the Garden State Parkway. The Palisades Parkway also is a major commuter route for drivers in Rockland County heading to New York City or vice versa. State and county police monitor these roads for speeding and other traffic violations. 

Police also keep an eye on those visiting the Palisades Center in Rockland County, one of America’s largest shopping malls and an attractive destination for drivers from both New York and New Jersey.

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Hiring a Rockland County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

No one should accept the consequences of a speeding ticket in Rockland County. An experienced traffic defense attorney can assess the charges and offer a defense that will mitigate the fines and exposure to points. In fact, if a driver hires legal representation he/she may not have to show up to court themselves. Contact the Rosenblum Law Firm to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Rockland 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 Rockland County for both traffic and criminal matters including Clarkstown, Haverstraw, New City, Orangetown, Ramapo, and Stony Point. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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