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New York DMV Point System

Did you know that if you accumulate 11 points or more in an 18-month period, you could have your license suspended? By taking our defensive driving course online, you'll be able to reduce up to four points from your driver record.

Understand the NY DMV Point System

When you receive a traffic ticket in New York, points are assessed to your driver record based on the violation. The following list, which includes the points assessed to various violations, will help you understand the point system and how this defensive driving course can help you manage the points on your record.

New York Traffic Violation: Points Given:
Speeding (MPH over speed limit not indicated) 3 Points
Speeding (MPH over speed limit)  
1-10 MPH 3 Points
11 - 20 MPH 4 Points
21 - 30 MPH 6 Points
31 - 40 MPH 8 Points
Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center,
driving in the wrong direction
3 Points
Following too closely 4 Points
Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign 3 Points
Reckless driving 5 Points

All points for traffic violations that occurred within 18 months are added to your total points. After you take a defensive driving course, all violations will remain on your driver record; however, up to four points will be removed. For more information please visit http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm

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