New York State driving violations and associated points
|Speeding – MPH over speed limit not indicated
|Speeding 1 – 10 MPH over speed limit
|Speeding 11 – 20 MPH over speed limit
|Speeding 21 – 30 MPH over speed limit
|Speeding 31 – 40 MPH over speed limit
|Speeding more than 40 MPH over speed limit
|Failed to stop for a school bus
|Improper cell phone use
|Following too closely (Tailgating)
|Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction
|Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign
|Railroad crossing violation
|Failed to yield the right-of-way
|Passenger safety violation, including seat belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16
|Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal
|Other moving violations
|Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer)
|Use of portable electronic device (“texting”)
Additional information about the point system from the DMV’s website:
Driver Responsibility Assessment
If you receive 6 or more points on your New York State driving record in 18 months, you must pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee.
If you are convicted of a traffic violation in another state or country, points are not added to your New York State driving record unless the violation occurred in Ontario or Quebec.
New York State has a reciprocal agreement with Quebec and Ontario. Traffic violation convictions that occur in these provinces are recorded on your New York State driver record, and the convictions have the same effect and carry the same points as convictions that occur in New York State. These tickets can affect your driver violation point total and Driver Responsibility Assessment.
Insurance companies have their own point systems and can increase your premiums based on your driving record. Contact your insurance company for more information. For more information on insurance increases click here.
Point and Insurance Reduction Program
If you take a DMV-approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course, you can:
- Reduce your driver violation point total by a maximum of 4 points
- Save 10 percent on your automobile liability and collision insurance premiums
For more information on benefits or a (PIRP) course click here.