New York State Driver Point System

License Violation Points

The DMV assigns points for certain traffic violations. If you receive 11 points in an 18-month period, your license may be suspended. 

VIOLATIONPOINTS
Speeding (MPH over posted limit)
1 to 103
11 to 204
21 to 306
31 to 408
Over 4011
Reckless driving5
Failed to stop for school bus5
Improper cell phone use5
Use of portable electronic device “texting”5
Railroad crossing violation5
Failed to yield right-of-way3
Red Light3
Disobeying traffic control signal, STOP sign or YIELD sign3
Improper passing, changing lane unsafely3
Driving left of center, in wrong direction3
Leaving scene of property damage incident3
Child safety restraint violation3
Inadequate Brakes (employer’s vehicle)2
Most other moving violation2
Failure to signal2
Improper turn2
Disobeying a traffic control device2

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