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New York Among Most Expensive States To Get A Speeding Ticket, Report Shows

New York State is among the most expensive states to receive a speeding ticket, according to a report titled Harsher Penalties, which was conducted by GoCompare, a financial services comparison site.

The GoCompare report surveyed each state and various countries on the cost of speeding tickets and listed New York as the second most expensive state—with Nevada being the first—to receive a ticket, with tickets having a median fine of $300. Only five of the 30 cities and countries surveyed had higher speeding-ticket fines than New York.

Speeding Ticket Penalities

In addition to a $300 fine, a speeding ticket in New York carries high point totals depending on how many miles over the limit you are driving. If you are driving 1-10 miles over the speed limit, you’ll receive 3 points; 11-20 will be 4 points; 21-30 will be 8 points; and for over 40 MPH will be 11 points.

If convicted of more than one speeding violation in 18 months, fines will increase. If convicted three or more times in 18 months, your license will be suspended. Fines are also doubled in work zones throughout New York.

Although getting a speeding ticket will lead to fines and points on your license, you may also have to pay a driver responsibility assessment This is a fee you can pay all at once or over a three-year period if convicted of certain traffic offenses in New York State or accumulate 6 or more points on your driving record within 18 months.  

Michael Block Can Help

Attorney Michael Block has more than 30 years’ experience fighting traffic tickets and achieving positive outcomes for his clients. Michael has won hundreds of thousands of cases to date. When you receive a New York City speeding ticket and would like to keep your insurance premiums as low as possible, as well as maintain your driving privileges, please contact Michael Block, New York Traffic Ticket Attorney at 212-227-9008 for a free consultation.