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Traffic Ticket Points

NY State Driver Point System

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

Violations Points

Unreasonable Speed

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



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



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



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



Other moving violations 2