New York Point System for Traffic Violations

Find below the most common traffic violations in New York State and the points that are associated with each violation Click here to see the fine penalties for your NY State Speeding or Traffic Ticket.

Violation Points
Speeding (MPH over not indicated) 3
Speeding (MPH over the Speed Limit)  
     1-10  MPH 3
     11-20 MPH 4
     21-30 MPH 6
     31-40 MPH 8
     41 or More 11
Reckless Driving 5
Failure to Stop for School Bus 5
Following Too Closely 4
Unsafe Lane Change 3
Passed Red Light 3
Failure to Obey Stop Sign 3
Failure to Yield Right of Way 3
Child Restraint Violation (Under 16) 3
Leaving the Scene of an Accident 3
Mobile Phone Violation – NY 1225C2A *** 5
Use of Portable Electronic Device (Texting) 5
Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle -
VTL Section 1144A (new as of 1/1/11)


*** Note: Update, as of June 1, 2013 cell phone violations in NY now carry five points after Legislation signed by Governor Cuomo.

Visit John's New York Mobile Phone Violation page for more information on Mobile Phone Violations – NY 1225C2A

Visit John's Move over Law page for more information on Failure to Yield to an emergency Vehicle - VTL Section 1144A.

Hire a New York traffic lawyer to keep points to a minimum and to protect your insurance rates.  If you received a violation that you do not find on the chart, contact John for a free consultation and he will tell you about your options.