What must I do if I receive a traffic ticket in NYS?The back of your traffic ticket contains information on how to answer the ticket. You must respond to the ticket to prevent a suspension of your driver license or driving privileges. It is a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license. Note: You can answer most DMV Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) traffic tickets on-line. Even if the ticket does not include information about on-line pleas, you can attempt to enter a plea on-line as explained below. Local courts handle traffic tickets for moving violations in most parts of New York State. The DMV Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) only handles non-criminal moving violations that occur in:
- the five boroughs of New York City,
- the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, and
- portions of the towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip and Smithtown in Suffolk County.