NY State Driver Point System

In New York State, convictions for traffic violations lead to points on your license.

Violations Points

Unreasonable Speed

3
Speeding (mph over posted limit)
1 to 10 3
11 to 20 4
21 to 30 6
31 to 40 8
More than 40 11
speed limit not indicated 3
 

Reckless Driving

 

5

Inadequate brakes 4
Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer) 2
Improper cell phone use 5
Use of portable electronic device (“texting”) 5
 

Failed to stop for a school bus

 

5

Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign 3
Failed to yield the right-of-way 3
Following too closely 4
 

Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction

 

3

Passenger safety violation, including seat belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16 3
Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal 3
 

Railroad crossing violation

 

3

Other moving violations 2