NY Driver Violation Point System – A Higher Number is NOT Better!

driver license.jpegThe New York State Department of Motor Vehicles maintains a Driver Violation Point System that helps them identify drivers who commit multiple traffic violations during a specific period of time.

Remember these critical numbers – 11 and 18
If you receive 11 or more points within 18 months, the DMV will suspend your driver license. You should also be aware that the DMV must revoke your license if you are convicted of 3 speeding violations within an 18-month period even if you have fewer than 11 points.

The following table (which is available on the NYS DMV website) lists the number of points assessed for various violations:

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My experience is your best defense.

It is wise to retain the services of an aggressive traffic attorney who will effectively appear for you in court as may be required. In most cases a lawyer can significantly reduce the points the DMV assesses for a traffic violation. Don’t risk losing your license.