NY DMV Traffic Points

Accruing points to your driver’s license causes the hidden cost of traffic tickets, the DMV “driver responsibility assessment”.

Accruing 6 points in any given 18 month period = $300.00 assessment

Add $75 for each additional point accrued over 6 in that same 18 month period

This means that the REAL cost of sending in your 6 point ticket pleading guilty as charged is between $585.00 – $685.00!

Having Attack That Ticket negotiate a 6 point ticket to a 2 point ticket will save you between $450.00 and $550.00

Reckless driving is 5 points and a crime. If convicted of you will accrue a criminal record, are facing up to 30 days in jail, and a fine with surcharge of up to $385.00. 

Defective brakes accrue 2 or 4 points to your driving record depending on whether the car was an employer’s. It’s also a crime. Fines/surcharges are up to $330.00 and jail is up to 30 days. 

Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident is a crime carrying a potential jail sentence. It is also a major auto insurance point violation. Call for a free phone consultation.

Passing a school bus is 5 points. Maximum fine with minimum surcharge is $485.00, and with maximum surcharge the total would be $585.00. You could also be sentenced up to 30 days in jail. 

Following too closely is 4 points. The maximum fine plus minimum surcharge is $235.00, and with maximum surcharge would be $330.00. A conviction also subjects you up to 15 days in jail. 

Improper passing, unsafe lane change, drove left of center, drove wrong direction are 3 points with max. fine/min.surcharge $235.00, with the max. surcharge $330.00, and up to 15 days in jail.

Following too closely is 4 points. The maximum fine plus minimum surcharge is $235.00, and with maximum surcharge would be $330.00. A conviction also subjects you up to 15 days in jail. 

Violations of a traffic signal, stop or yield sign are 3 points. A maximum fine with minimum surcharge of $235.00,and with maximum surcharge up to $330.00, plus a potential 15 days in jail.

Rail Road crossing violations are 3 points with max. fine / minimum surcharge of $485.00, but with the max. surcharge $580.00. A conviction also subjects you to a possible 30 day jail sentence.

Safety restraint violation involving person under 16. The driver is responsible. 3 points are assessed and fines range from $25.00 to $100.00 + the mandatory surcharge between $85.00 – $180.00. 

Damaging property or injuring a domestic animal and then leaving the scene without stopping to exchange information are both 3 point violations.  Leaving the scene after injuring a domestic animal carries no jail sentence and fines with surcharges range between $185 – $280.00.Leaving after property damage fines and surcharges of $335.00 – $430.00 and a potential 15 jail days. Leaving the scene is a major insurance merit point event. 

All other moving violations are 2 points and carry a maximum fine with minimum surcharge of $235.00, and with the maximum surcharge would be $330.00, as well as a potential 15 day jail sentence

Remember, accruing over 10 points in any 18 month period results in an automatic license suspension. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! Call Attack That Ticket for a free phone consultation today!