How Much Does A New York Speeding Ticket Cost?

Posted by Matthew Weiss on April 08, 2011  /   Posted in Traffic Tickets

We are often asked this question.  The literal answer for a first conviction is that a New York speeding ticket costs between $45 and $600. For speeding 1 to 10 mph over the limit the range is $45 to $150.  For speeding 11 mph to 30 mph, the range is $90 to $300.  Finally, for speeding 31 mph or more, the range is $180 to $600.  For a second speeding conviction, the maximum fine can be increased by up to $150 and for a third it can be increased by up to $375.

Of course, these ranges of fines do not include the $70 additional New York State surcharged imposed on all moving violations.  Additionally it does not include the Driver Assessment Fee that is imposed on motorists who accumulate 6 or more points on their licenses.  This fee is $300 for 6 points and $75 for every point above 6.

However, there are many other “costs” of a NY speeding ticket.  It is not widely known (or enforced) but a judge can also impose up to 15 days in jail for a speeding 1 to 10 mph speeding ticket, and up to 30 days for 11+ mph speeding ticket.

On the other hand, most of you know that speeding ticket results in points being added to your driver license.  A speeding ticket carries a total of 3 to 11 points.  Below is the chart.

Speeding 1 to 10          3 points

Speeding 11 to 20        4 points

Speeding 21 to 30        6 points

Speeding 31 to 40        8 points

Speeding 41+               11 points

Beyond the points, a speeding ticket can result in a suspension or revocation.  Some judges will suspend a motorist for just one 8-point or 11-point speeding ticket conviction.  Some will suspend for two speeding convictions.  DMV can suspend if you accumulate 11 or more points within 18 months (from speeding convictions or otherwise).  Finally, three speeding convictions within 18 months will result in an automatic and mandatory 6-month revocation of driver’s license.

Another cost of a speeding ticket conviction involves your automobile insurance rates.  By law, a New York insurance company cannot raise your rates for one speeding conviction of 15 mph above the limit (or less) if you have an otherwise clean record.  For a higher speeding ticket or multiple convictions, however, your auto insurance rates can be hiked.  The only option to address a hike is to take the Driver Safety Class that takes 10% off your insurance rates.

As you can see, there are many costs associated with speeding.  You therefore should always be aware of speed limits and heed your speedometer.  For 20+ years, our law firm has helped thousands of motorists each year fight their traffic tickets throughout New York State and keep their licenses as clean as possible.  Feel free to call us at 212-683-7373 or email us at lawyer@nytrafficticket.com for a free consultation.

1,773 Comments

  1. BURAK DOGAN April 16, 2014 6:54 pm Reply

    Hi
    i got speeding ticket 50-90 on belt parkway.
    what should i do?

    • Matthew Weiss April 16, 2014 6:57 pm Reply

      Burak,

      This is an 8-point ticket that carries roughly a $250 fine plus a $450 Driver Assessment Fee. It can also adversely affect your insurance rates and even result in a suspension. We, therefore, highly recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. This is the only way to possibly save points, money and avoid a possible insurance increase.

      Matthew Weis

  2. Nicole April 15, 2014 3:19 pm Reply

    Hello! I’m from New Jersey, but got pulled over in upstate NY going 17 mph over the speed limit. What are the points and price for this? Also, there was no fee on the ticket he gave me. What do I do about that?

    • Matthew Weiss April 15, 2014 3:23 pm Reply

      Nicole,

      This speeding is a 4-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine. It will transfer as 2 points onto your NJ license. It also can adversely affect your insurance rates if you have any other convictions (or an accident) on your record within the last 36 months. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you may be able to save NY points, and avoid an insurance rate increase (assuming you have an otherwise clean record).

      Matthew Weiss

  3. sarah April 12, 2014 10:27 am Reply

    Hey. Just got pulled over today this morning doing 79 in a 55. But he lasered me basically from a far distance by the time I passed him I was doing at least 60. This is in long island ny in suffolk in manorville . Do I plead guilty? Will there be a chance I will get points on my license? And how much would this fine be?

    • Matthew Weiss April 12, 2014 11:06 am Reply

      Sarah,

      This speeding is a 6-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine and a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. It also can adversely affect your insurance rates if you have any other convictions (or an accident) on your record within the last 36 months. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you may be able to save NY points and money, and avoid an insurance rate increase (assuming you have an otherwise clean record).

      Matthew Weiss

  4. Jen April 11, 2014 11:56 am Reply

    I was pulled over doing 71 in a 55 zone. Do you think it’s worth my time to fight the ticket?

    • Matthew Weiss April 12, 2014 11:05 am Reply

      Jen,

      This speeding ticket is a 4-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine. It also can adversely affect your insurance rates. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you may be able to save NY points, and avoid an insurance rate increase (assuming you have an otherwise clean record).

      Matthew Weiss

  5. Mark Higgins April 10, 2014 8:21 am Reply

    I was doing 62 in a 30mph limit, I only have my permit, I am 18 – my mother was with me, the Officer told me to plead guilty and I would get no points and he said he would be at the court on the day but he was not, What should I do now? Thank you

  6. Linda Tran April 7, 2014 1:19 am Reply

    Hi, great blog. I’m from Ontario and got a ticket today right before the border on my way back to Canada. The speed changed suddenly while going downhill from 65 to 40 and I was clocked at doing 71 in Jefferson County. I didn’t have enough time to react and slow down. I plan to plead not guilty by mailing everything they’ve asked for on their website, but what would the charges be if I plead guilty? And what do they normally knock it down to?

    • Matthew Weiss April 7, 2014 7:03 am Reply

      Linda,

      Thanks for your kind remarks. A 71/40 speeding ticket in the US is an 8-point ticket that carries roughly a $250 fine plus a $450 Driver Assessment Fee. It can also result in a suspension. Ontario and NY have reciprocity so a conviction here will transfer onto your Ontario license as 6 demerit points. My best guess (assuming an otherwise clean record) is that you can negotiate this down to 2 or 3 NY points.

      Matthew Weiss

  7. shahzad imam April 6, 2014 6:32 pm Reply

    Hello..I was pulled over in Queens NY and issued a speeding ticket for going 84 in a 50. I have a clean record not a blemish on my license before this. Please help me i want to avoid the points on my license. I can pay fine. Thanks

    • Matthew Weiss April 7, 2014 6:51 am Reply

      Shahzad Imam,

      This is an 8-point ticket that carries roughly a $250 fine plus a $450 Driver Assessment Fee. It can also adversely affect your insurance rates and even result in a suspension. We, therefore, highly recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. This is the only way to possibly avoid points. With that said, in the Queens Traffic Court, they do NOT plea bargain. Therefore, you either will win or lose. There is no opportunity to pay a fine without getting points.

      Matthew Weiss

  8. Bryan April 4, 2014 1:41 pm Reply

    I am a Pennsylvania driver and I got pulled over the other week in Catlin Ny, I was doing 57 in a 45, will the points transfer over to PA and how much is the ticket going to be?

  9. Frank April 3, 2014 9:48 am Reply

    Hello,

    I was pulled over upstate NY (court of LaGrange) and issued a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 55, a 6 point violation. I already had another ticket on my record for the exact same thing a year ago. Therefore If I am convicted my license will have 6 more points, totaling 12 points, warranting a suspended license for 31 days. I assume I would be granted restricted driving privileges if my license were revoked because of my inability to get to work via carpool/public transit. Is this correct? However, I would like to avoid a suspension in the first place, if that is possible. (in order to avoid probation, insurance rise, etc.)
    I am wondering whether it would be wise to plead not guilty and see whether the points will be reduced (will have to drive upstate from long island for court date), or whether I should plead guilty and include a note asking for leniency on my license suspension (with a PIRP course) due to the fact it is only my second speeding ticket.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Matthew Weiss April 3, 2014 12:25 pm Reply

      Frank,

      If you have not been issued a restricted license within 5 years, then you may be entitled to one if you are suspended from the LaGrange case. However, you can likely avoid suspension by pleading not guilty. At LaGrange court, you or your traffic lawyer can likely work out a plea bargain to a less serious charge. Do NOT plead guilty.

      Matthew Weiss

  10. Erin March 30, 2014 1:52 pm Reply

    Hi… I got a speeding ticket while driving up to Montreal this past weekend. Officer said I was doing 82 in a 65 in Bolton, Warren County. I am a 26 year old NJ driver I have no points on my license. I really don’t want to drive three hours away just to fight this ticket! What do you recommend?

    • Matthew Weiss March 30, 2014 4:33 pm Reply

      Erin,

      You should plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you likely can save points as well as avoid an insurance hike. Keep in mind that, if you are convicted of this charge, you will get 4 points in NY and 2 NJ points in NJ. If you do not want to go to the court, you can retain a NY traffic lawyer to appear for you.

      Matthew Weiss

  11. John Lee March 24, 2014 9:48 pm Reply

    Got pulled over in Blooming Grove, NY. I was going 85 mph in 65mph zone. I have NJ license. How much is the total fine? Do points carry over to my NJ license?

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