Dealing with New York’s speeding ticket
(Speeding ticket in NY) is a non-criminal moving traffic violation but it does not mean that a violator easily gets off the hook. Basically, New York City is overflowing with so many people, tourists, and the traffic is horrible.
NYC conducted a two-day crackdown on speeding that resulted in nearly 5,000 thousand tickets given to violators on the road. The Police Department reported that they have issued over 4,814 summonses. The recent speed limit default in New York City is about 30 MPH although a bill is presented to lower the speed to 25.
If you are among the unfortunate recipient of a (NYC speeding ticket); two options are available: give a guilty plea and pay: or plead not guilty and schedule a hearing. With a ticket, you are now facing a fine worth hundreds of dollars plus court charges.
Fines, number of points and others:
Your traffic fines and other costs related to the violation will depend on several factors, such as the: (1) type of violation; (2) number of points on your driving record; (3) the court handling your case; and (4) the County where you received the ticket.
If it is a NY State Police officer who gave you the ticket, call the court handling your case or the TVB for the exact amount. The amount is determined by the seriousness of your offense and the type of ticket you received. For example: a ticket for speeding, a red light ticket, and other moving violations. If after inspecting your driving record it shows that you have accumulated 6 points within an 18-month period; you will be given additional fines and penalties.