New York State Driver License DMV Points

As you can see below, New York State has dozens of ways to place points on your license. Figuring out what violation equals what penalty and what that can mean to your license and your insurance rates can be a full-time job. Also, calculating which points to add up to determine whether you have accumulated too many points is tricky.

The below chart will provide you with the basics. Should you find yourself on the receiving end of a traffic ticket, contact us for help to make fighting it as simple as possible.

Ticket #ViolationPoints
1102Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order2 points
1110 (a)Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device2 points
1110 (a)(1)Passed Green Arrow3 points
1111 (d)(1)Passed Red Light3 points
1111 (d)(3)Passed Red Arrow3 points
1113 (a)Flashing Red Light3 points
1120 (a)Failure to Keep Right3 points
1122Improper Lane Change3 points
1128 (a)Unsafe Lane Change3 points
1129 (a)Following Too Closely (Tailgating)4 points
1140Failure to Yield Right of Way at Intersection3 points
1141Failure to Yield Right of Way – Oncoming Traffic3 points
1143Failure to Yield Right of Way – Pedestrians3 points
1163Failure to Signal Lane Change2 points
1172Failure to Stop at Stop Sign or Flashing Red Light3 points
1180 (a)Unreasonable/Imprudent Speed3 points
1180 (b)Speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit3 points
1180 (b)Speeding 11-20 mph over speed limit4 points
1180 (b)Speeding 21-30 mph over speed limit6 points
1180 (b)Speeding 31-40 mph over speed limit (possible suspension)8 points
1180 (b)Speeding 40+ mph over speed limit (possible suspension)11 points
1201Parking on Side of Roadway0 points
1212Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor Offense)5 points
1214Unsafe opening/closing of car door0 points
1225-c(2)(a)Improper Use of a Cell Phone5 points
1225-dUse of Portable Electronic Devices5 points
1227 (1)Consumption of Alcohol in Vehicle0 points
1229 (c)(3)No Seat Belt/Driver0 points
306 (b)Expired Inspection0 points
319Uninsured Motorist (Mandatory Revocation)
375 (1)Inadequate Brakes (Misdemeanor Offense)4 points
375 (3)Failure to Dim Headlights2 points
375 (29a)Improper Towing/More Than One Vehicle2 points
375 (29c)Connection Longer Than 16 Feet2 points
375 (29d)No licensed Driver in Towed Vehicle2 points
381 (1a)Inadequate Brakes – Motorcycle4 points
401 (a)Unregistered Motor Vehicle0 points
509 (1)Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle0 points
511 (1)(a)Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor offense)0 points
511 (2)(a)Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor offense)0 points
600Leaving the Scene of an Accident3 points