Speeding Tickets in Saratoga County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Saratoga

With a population of 230,163, Saratoga County is the fastest growing county in Upstate NY. It is considered part of the Capital District metro area around the city of Albany. Its rapid growth is partly contributed to its rapid rise as a center for advanced technology hardware development. The county is also known for the Saratoga Race Course, a 150-year-old thoroughbred race track. Saratoga County serves as the southern gateway to the Adirondack Park, the largest park in the continental U.S. 

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

Saratoga County speeding tickets can be very expensive. A typical fine can cost between $150 to $600, sometimes more. In addition, drivers are required to pay a NYS surcharge of $88 or $93. There’s also a possible DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee, which applies whenever a driver reaches 6 or more points on his/her license (Note: A single speeding ticket for going 21 mph over the limit is worth 6 points alone). A DRA costs $300 plus $75 for each point over 6. Drivers can also expect their auto insurance rates to go up by several hundred dollars per year after paying a speeding ticket. 

Speeding Ticket Data from Saratoga County, NY

In 2022, the number of speeding tickets issued in Saratoga totalled 9,695. Similar to the statewide pattern, most of those who received speeding tickets were men, accounting for 64.3% of the total. Law enforcement officers were particularly vigilant in issuing tickets during August (985 tickets) and October (918 tickets).

The most common speeding violation cited was § 1180-d Speed in Zone, with a total of 7,953 speeding tickets issued. This was followed by § 1180-b Speed Over 55 Zone with 844 tickets, then § 1180-a Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent.

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets

As with the other counties, Saratoga law enforcement issued the most speeding tickets to New York state drivers (7,109 tickets). Drivers from the Northeast region of New York received 1,733 speeding tickets, while those from other U.S. states received 468. Canadian drivers were issued 240 tickets, and drivers from other areas collectively received 94.

Out of all the individuals who were issued speeding tickets in 2022, only 5% were successful in contesting the tickets in court. That is why it is highly recommended that drivers seek the help of an experienced traffic ticket attorney when dealing with any speeding ticket-related matters. Doing so might result in fewer or no points on a driver’s record and a minimal impact on insurance rates.

Saratoga County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

The Adirondack Northway (I-87) cuts through the middle of Saratoga County. It is the major traffic artery connecting the county to the state capitol and vice versa. The roadway is the most heavily trafficked in Saratoga during the months of July and September when the Saratoga Race Course is open. In addition to horse racing, many tourists also come to Saratoga County to visit the Saratoga Spa State Park, a natural mineral spring resort featuring mineral baths, as well as picnic areas and hiking trails. 

The heavy amount of tourism means Saratoga County is one of the more trafficked counties in New York State, with approximately 7.3 million vehicle miles traveled annually. Police watch the roads for visitors and locals alike who may be speeding or committing other traffic violations. 

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Hiring a Saratoga County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

There’s no reason for a driver to accept the fines, points, and insurance increase that can come with a speeding ticket in Saratoga County. Drivers can and should fight the charge and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can provide a solid defense based on the facts of the case, potentially reducing the fines and points. For most speeding ticket matters, a person who hires an attorney is not required to come to court in person. If you received a speeding ticket in Saratoga County, contact Rosenblum Law. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Ballston, Charlton, Clifton Park, Corinth, Day, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Providence, Saratoga Springs, Stillwater, Waterford, and Wilton. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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