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VIOLATIONS

Speeding (mph over posted limit)

1-10 or unspecified speed

3

11-20

4

21-30

6

31-40

8

Over 40

11

Reckless Driving

5

Failing to Stop for School Bus

5

Following Too Closely (tailgating)

4

Inadequate Brakes

4

Failing to Yield Right of Way

3

Disobeying Traffic Control 

Signal, Violation involving traffic signal, stop sign or yield sign

3

Railroad Crossing Violation

3

Improper Passing Unsafe lane change, Improper lane use.

3

Leaving Scene of Accident 

(property damage or Animal injury)

3

Safety Restraint Violation involving person under age 16

3

Inadequate Brakes (while driving employers' vehicle)

2

Any other moving violation

2

• 11 points in 18 months still results in DMV license suspension/revocation hearing.  Points are assessed as of violation date.

• Three speeding violations in 18 months still result in mandatory license revocation, regardless of points.

• Point values in effect as of July 1, 1988.

 

Source:  NYS Department of Motor Vehicles