New York State Police

Driver violation point system

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Violation and Points:

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles assigns violation points to the driving record of licensed drivers convicted of traffic violations.

Violation Points
Speeding:   1 to 10 (mph over posted limit) 3
Speeding:   11 to 20 (mph over posted limit) 4
Speeding:   21 to 30 (mph over posted limit) 6
Speeding:   31 to 40 (mph over posted limit) 8
Speeding:   Over 40 (mph over posted limit) 11
Reckless Driving 5
Failing to stop for a school bus 5
Following too closely (tailgating) 4
Inadequate brakes 4
Failing to yield right of way 3
Disobeying traffic control
(signal, stop sign or yield sign)
Railroad crossing violation 3
Improper passing or lane use 3
Leaving the scense of an incident
involving property damage/animal
Failing to wear seat belt - Adult 0
Failing to properly restrain child
(Passengers under age 16)
Any other moving violation 2