If you get pulled over for speeding in New York, the fines associated with the ticket will probably be your biggest concern. After all, the fine is an immediate cost, while other consequences may seem less direct or serious.
The points on your license and the implications of those points for both your driving privileges and insurance costs will likely be a secondary concern. However, for those going at unusually high speeds, as well as those who receive multiple citations in a short amount of time, speeding tickets could carry more serious consequences. Those points on your license may have an impact beyond increasing your insurance costs.
Too many points can mean losing your driving privileges
Depending on the posted speed limit, how fast you were going when you got a speeding ticket could mean anywhere from three to 11 points on your license. Remember, 11 points accumulated in 18 months from any combinations of citations will result in the suspension of your license.
Tickets for going 10 miles per hour (mph) or less over the speed limit carry three points. Those exceeding the limit by between 11 and 20 mph will receive 4 points, while those going 21 to 30 mph too fast will get 6 points. If you go between 31 and 40 mph over the limit, you will receive eight points on your license, while anything over 40 mph means 11 points from just the once citation.
Defending against a speeding ticket, especially one with higher speeds or when you have other recent tickets on your record, will help protect your license and limit the secondary consequences of driving infractions, such as increased insurance costs. An experienced attorney can help you.