Work Zone Traffic Ticket NYS VTL § 1180f

A car can be deadly when driven unsafely around people on foot. Because a car has been likened to a “weapon,” the law is harsh when it comes to work or construction zone traffic tickets.

The Law

The law, NYS VTL§ 1180f, defines a work zone as a highway construction or maintenance work area and does not allow a person to drive his or her car through a highway construction or maintenance work area faster than the posted work area speed limit.

In these areas, the speed limit(s) are usually less than the normally posted speed limits. But, the law says that the minimum speed limit for a work zone speed is 25 mph and that a work zone limit cannot be more than 20 mph below the normally posted limit.

There is no guessing as to when a person is driving through a work zone area. They are clearly marked with diamond shaped orange signs notify a driver of work zones. The signs can read “work zone” or “flagger ahead.”  Not following the direction of a work zone flagger directing traffic can result in another kinds of tickets.

Monetary Penalties

Work zone speeding ticket fines in New York State range from $90 to $600 and depend on the rate of speed over the posted speed limit a driver is alleged to have gone. Although serious money, it is not the end of the work zone violation consequences.

Point Penalties

Like speeding ticket fines, points associated with speeding tickets vary and depend on how fast a driver is alleged to have driven.

1-10 mph:   3 points

11-20 mph: 4 points

21-30 mph: 6 points

31-40 mph: 8 points

40 and up:   11 points

Suspensions and Revocation Penalties

Conviction of this violation can also trigger a suspension upon two or more work zone speeding convictions. Or driving privileges will be revoked for a third conviction within an 18-month period. Read more about the difference between a suspensions and revocation.

Other Penalties To Keep In Mind

A VTL 1180f conviction can cause a driver responsibility assessment fee and major car insurance premium increases over the course of years, which translates into major money.

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