Speeding Tickets in Different States:
Speeding tickets are just the worst. I mean, am I right? They seem to come out of nowhere and when they do, it’s usually when your eyes stray from the speedometer for just a fraction of a second. The worst part is trying to figure out how you're going to pay for it. Cops hand over the ticket without any regard to your financial situation and then leave you with critical decision-making. You have the option to put in the time (and potentially money) to try and contest the ticket, or to just shell out the cash right away and be done with it. Frustration doesn't even begin to come CLOSE to describing how much you must be annoyed right now! To assist you with making that unsettling resolution: “To pay or not to pay,” here is a quick guide on calculating how much your NY speeding ticket will cost you… with an open gesture that you don't shoot the messenger.
Ugh, Points Points in this case are not the good kind you earn when you do a decent thing for others. No, these are the kind that when you add them together and the sum equals 11, it also equals a license suspension. More bad news in that going just 1 mile over the speed limit can land you 3 of them. Go 31 miles over, and you're at 8 and go 41 miles over and you're automatically at 11. There are Driver Responsibility Assessment fines when you get to be more than 6 points deep in addition to the ticket charges. These fines go for years, as in $100 a year for 3 years with an additional $25 a year for each point you accumulate past 6 points.
More than Points You already know that these fines aren't going to be cheap. For a full list of charges, see chart below. Summed up though, you're looking to spend a minimum of $133.00 for going less than 10 mph over the speed limit. A court surcharge fee from $88-$93 stays the same no matter what infraction you commit. Most speeding fines stay consistent if you're found speeding on a restricted highway or in a work zone. However, if you are caught speeding during school hours in a school zone, then those fines will double. If you are caught failing to reduce your speed when there's an ambulance or other special hazard vehicles trying to get by, then your fine will be $150. Get caught drag racing and you're looking at a minimum of $525.
We’re all at risk for speeding throughout our driving lifetimes, it's obviously not going to be an easy burden to bear. A police office may nail for going 26 mph in a 25 mph zone, but it's not very comforting to know the penalties should they decide that's enough to pull you over.
NY Defensive Driving You may not be able to run away from the fines of a NY speeding ticket, but you ARE able to walk away without the points on your record. You can have up to 4 points taken off (not count against) your driving record simply by taking a NY Defensive Driving course. This will come in extremely handy if you are nearing your 11 points mark.