New York Speeding Ticket (NYS VTL § 1180b)

A speeding ticket is a serious violation. A single speeding ticket can mean cause a suspension of driving privileges for too many points. An accrual of three speeding tickets within 18 months means a license revocation.

The Law

The law, NYS VTL§ 1180b, states that a driver must comply with posted maximum speed limits. Meaning that a person cannot drive faster than the posted speed limit sign. Everyone knows what a speed limit signs looks like and what it means.


Penalties for a speeding ticket include fines, possible suspension, revocation and/or car insurance increases.

Speeding tickets can cost a lot of money, even for a first time offender. A general rule of thumb is, the more speeding convictions, the higher the fine.

New York State fines for speeding violation range from $45 to $600, depending on the rate of speed over the posted speed limit a driver is alleged to have gone. For second and third speeding convictions, fines increase even more. A second conviction may cost an additional $150 and a third speeding ticket conviction can cost an additional $375. Lots of money.

A speeding conviction can also add points to a person’s driving history. Much like the fines, points associated with speeding tickets vary and are based on how fast a driver was alleged to have driven. Points range from 3 points to 11 points.

Other Penalties To Keep In Mind

It is also important to keep in mind that a VTL 1180b conviction (speeding ticket) can trigger a driver responsibility assessment fee and car insurance premium increases.

What Happens If I Do Not Answer A Speeding traffic ticket?

Drivers who do not answer a speeding ticket will have his or her driving privileges suspended by the DMV. A person can be charged with a misdemeanor crime for driving with a suspended license. To restore driving privileges, requires extra work and money.

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