Speeding Tickets in Westchester County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Westchester

In addition to being one of the most affluent counties in the U.S., Westchester also has the dubious distinction of being New York’s number one county for speeding tickets. This is likely because of the massive number of highways and thruways that crisscross the landscape, undoubtedly peppered with police on the lookout for speeding and other traffic offenses.

New York Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets, 2021 

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 State Speeding Ticket Costs

Initial fines for speeding in New York 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 to $93. Moreover, anyone who gets six or more points on their license will also be required to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). This is a separate fine that costs $100 per year for three years. Each point over six costs an additional $25 per year for three years. A single speeding ticket can also result in hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums increases, which typically last for three years or more.

Speeding Tickets Data from Westchester County NY

In 2022, Westchester County ranked first among the counties in New York in the number of speeding tickets issued, with a total of 39,104. Since 2021, it has given out the most speeding tickets to traffic violators, and 2022 proved to be no different, even though the total number of speeding tickets that year dropped significantly from 2021.

Drivers were more likely to receive speeding tickets during weekdays, particularly on Tuesdays. August had the highest percentage of drivers being ticketed for speeding, with a rate of 9.5%. State Troopers were responsible for issuing 35.2% of all speeding tickets, with local police (30.9%) and the county police (3.9%) handling the remainder.

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

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets
201337,646
201438,121
201540,224
201644,403
201741,315
201839,530
201943,388
202036,085
202140,076
202239,104

Many speeding violations were accompanied by other traffic citations. The most common was licensing violations, followed by motor vehicle equipment violations, and unsafe lane change.

When drivers are charged with speeding or any other infraction in Westchester County, they can contact a traffic ticket attorney to contest the charges and potentially achieve an acquittal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points on one’s license. Drivers are strongly discouraged from fighting the ticket alone, as only 7.2% of all speeding tickets were dismissed or acquitted in 2022.

Westchester County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Located just north of New York City, Westchester is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York State. The county measures 450 square miles, and is home to six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Ten major highways run through the county, including the New York Thruway (I-87), I-95, the Bronx River Parkway, the Cross County Parkway, the Hutchinson River Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway.

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Hiring a Westchester County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Don’t accept the consequences of a speeding ticket in Westchester 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 to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Westchester County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorney’s fight on your behalf. Our attorneys have represented clients in all the courts in Westchester County for both traffic and criminal matters including Bedford, Cortland, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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