Thursday, July 11, 2013

New York Speeding Laws


Statistics show that 30% of traffic fatalities in New York are the result of driver speeding. Vehicles that are speeding require more time to stop and produce a more violent crash. Reducing driving speeds can save lives, including your own.

A speeding fine could cost you over a $1,000 dollars, and you could receive violation points on your driving record ranging from 3 to 11. Keep in mind that in New York your license will be suspended with 11 violations points. Speeds of 65 mph are permitted on the highways and where limits are specially posted. There are no plans in the State of New York to raise the speed limit.

You are required to drive at speeds less than the maximum speed limit in hazardous weather conditions as well. Drivers should drive with the flow of traffic and use the right lanes when possible to help avoid congestion and other aggressive drivers.



Enforcement



The New York State police, sheriff departments and local municipal police departments routinely conduct speed enforcements on a daily basis and identify traffic corridors where speeding contributes to unsafe driving. They may set up check points during holidays looking for drivers who are excessively speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.



Fines and Penalties



• For speeding up to 10 miles over the limit, you may receive a minimum $90 to maximum $150 fine and not more than 15 days in jail
• For speeding 10 to 30 mph over the limit, you may receive a minimum fine up to $180 and a maximum of $300 and not more than 30 days in jail
• For speeding more than 30 mph over the limit, you may receive a minimum fine of $360 to a maximum of $600 and not more than 30 days in jail
• For an excessive and inappropriate speed, you can receive a minimum fine of $45 to a maximum of $150 and not more than 15 days in jail.

If you have 3 speeding violations or more in an 18 month period, your license will be revoked and fines will increase. Keep in mind that fines are doubled in work zones. You will also receive 3 driver points for driving upon to 10 mph over the limit, 4 driver points for driving between 11-20 mph over the limit, 6 points for driving 21-30 mph over the limit, 8 points for driving 31-40 over the limit and 11 points for driving over 40 mph over the limit.
 
 
 
 

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