EDWARD G. LAMMERSAttorney and Counselor at Law
Westchester County Traffic Lawyer

POINTS FOR COMMON VIOLATIONS

For a Free Initial Consultation call  Edward G. Lammers, Westchester County New York Traffic Lawyer at (914) 674-4100 x233 For a Free Initial Consultation and Flat Rate to Represent You in Your Traffic Matter

Don't Let Points Add Up!!


                   
Speeding (miles per hour
over posted speed limit)

    1-10 mph over   
    11-20  mph over
    21-30 mph over                        
    31-40 mph over
    40 or more mph over  

Reckless Driving

Failed to Stop for a School Bus

Following Too Closely (tailgating)

Inadequate Brakes (private vehicle)

Inadequate Brakes (company vehicle)

Failure to yield the Right of Way

Disobeying a Stop Sign or Yield Sign

Railroad Crossing Infraction    

Improper Passing, Changing Lanes Unsafely 

Driving left of Center or Wrong Way

Leaving scene of property damage Accident  (If personal injuries involved may carry criminal implications - contact a lawyer)

Child Safety Restraint Violation

Cell Phone Violation


POINTS




3
4
6
8
11

5

5

4

4

2

3

3

3


3

3



3

3

2

POINTS ON POINTS

Points will be added to your driving record according to the date the violation occurred, not the date that you are found guilty or plead guilty to a violation.

If your violation points in any 18 month period add up to more then 11 points, DMV may suspend your license for a period of 6 months.  If you are convicted (or plead guilty) to 3 or more speeds in any 18 month period your license may be suspended for a period of 6 months.

Taking a DMV approved accident prevention course may reduce your total by up to 4 points and reduce your liability and collision insurance premiums by up to 10% for up to 3 years.  It is important to note, however, that the accident prevention course will not reduce your points for purposes of the Driver Responsibility Assessment Penalty.

If you have a license from another State other then New York, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles shares its information with your State.  Most States use a point system and may add the points in certain out of state violations to your home State driving record.


NEW OR TEEN DRIVERS

You are on license probation for the first six months (probation period) after you pass your road test.  If you are found guilty of committing a single serious violation during the probation period, including speeding, tailgating, unauthorized racing, reckless driving, your license will be suspended for 60 days.  It will also be suspended for 60 days if you are found guilty of any two moving violations during your probation period. 



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