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Points System, New York State Driver's Licenses
Violation Points  
Speeding (no specific MPH over speed limit)


Speeding (MPH over speed limit):

1 to 10 MPH


11 to 20 MPH


21 to 30 MPH


31 to 40 MPH


More than 40 MPH


Reckless driving


Failed to stop for school bus


Inadequate brakes


Following too closely


Improper passing, unsafe lane change, drove left of center, or drove wrong direction


Violation of a traffic signal, stop sign or Yield sign


Railroad crossing violation


Failed to yield right-of-way


Seat belt or child safety seat violation, passenger under age 16


Left the scene of incident that involves property damage or injury to a domestic animal


Other moving violations


Inadequate Brakes (vehicle of an employer)


How Your Point Total is Calculated

Your point total at any given time is based on points you received within the past 18 months, based on the date the violation(s) occurred. Once 18 months have passed from the violation date, the points for that violation no longer count toward your total. While a conviction is required for the points to go on your record, the conviction date is not used to determine your point total. DMV's computer system automatically calculates your point total.

Don't confuse points with conviction records. While points are no longer counted toward your total after 18 months from the violation date, the conviction itself does not go off your record after 18 months. A conviction, and the points related to it, are listed on your driving record during the year the conviction happened and the three years after.

If you receive:

  • 11 or more points in 18 months, you will be notified of a license suspension. You may request a DMV hearing ONLY to show that the convictions in question were not yours. You may not re-argue the convictions or request the suspension be waived based on mitigating circumstances.

Please note that insurance companies may also have "point systems" of their own. These have no relationship to, and should not be confused with, the DMV point system.

Out-of-State Violations. DMV does not record out-of-state violations committed by NYS drivers in other jurisdictions, except for out-of-state alcohol or drug-related violations (e.g. DUI) and moving violations committed in Quebec and Ontario. Therefore, except for violations in Ontario and Quebec, points are not added to your NYS record for out-of-state violations.

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