Here is a true story. Liza desperately needed a vacation after a long semester at college. Long days at school, studying, and temporary jobs had taken their toll. Liza met her sister AJ and they were headed for home. A road trip with her sister would be nice, but the nearly 1,000 mile drive from Idaho to California would be a killer. Liza roared through the open road, hair blowing in the wind, she smiled at the thought that home was just 50 miles away. Home sweet home! Flashing lights and a blaring police siren jolted Liza from daydreaming of home. Noooooo! Liza was being pulled over for speeding. How would this out of state ticket affect Liza’s NYS driving record?
Like Liza, many NYS drivers worry about how out of state tickets will affect his or her spotless driving record. But, not to worry – virtually all out of state traffic convictions do not add violation points to a New York State driving record. The exception to this is traffic offenses committed in two Canadian providences.
Moreover, New York State will not suspend a person’s driver license if he or she fails to answer a California traffic violation (scoff). In fact, California is one of six states that will not suspend a NYS driving privileges for failing answer a traffic violation. The other states are Alaska, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, and Wisconsin. In all other states, New York State driving privileges will be suspended until you submit proof to the NYS DMV that an outstanding ticket has been resolved.