A single speeding ticket is the only traffic violation that can cause an automatic suspension of driving privileges for too many points. That is how serious a speeding ticket can be.
The law is self-explanatory for speeding and NYS VTL§ 1180b says that a driver shall comply with posted maximum speed limits. But, it means 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 speeding include fines, possible suspensions, and car insurance increases.
Speeding tickets can cost a lot of money, even if a person is a first time speeding offender. But, a general rule of thumb is, the more speeding convictions, the higher the fines.
Speeding ticket fines in New York State range from $45 to $600, depending on the rate of speed over the posted speed limit a driver alleged to have gone. And for second and third speeding convictions, fines increase even more. A second conviction may cost an additional $150 and for a third speeding ticket conviction the cost can increase by $375. Serious money.
A speeding conviction can also add points to a person’s driving history. And, much like the fines, points associated with speeding tickets vary depending 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. It can also cause major car insurance premium increases over the course of years, which translates into major money.
What Happens If I Do Not Answer A Speeding traffic ticket?
If a driver does not answer a speeding ticket the DMV will suspend the driver’s driving privileges. A person can be charged with a misdemeanor crime for driving with a suspended license. A suspension for not answering a speeding ticket does not mean that a driver is guilty of the violation; it means that a driver did not let the court know that he or she is pleading not guilty to the violation. To restore driving privileges, a person must contact the court to 1) answer the ticket and pay a $70 suspension termination/life fee.
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