DMV POINT SYSTEM

When a New York State Driver reaches 11 points, Administrative Law Judges have the discretion to suspend/revoke your license.

Speeding (mph over posted limit/if no sign, in NYC, the default limit is 25 mpg since November 7th, 2014, prior to this date it was 30 mpg)

3 pts = 1 to 10 mph over

4 pts = 11 to 20 mph over

6 pts = 21 to 30 mph over

8 pts = 31 to 40 mph over

11 pts = more than 40 mph over, ie 41, 42, etc over

5 pts = reckless driving

5 pts = failure to stop for a School Bus, cell phone, operate electronic device

4 pts = following too closely (tailgating)

3 pts = failing to yield right of way

3 pts = violatons involving traffic signal (red light, red arrow, green arrow), stop sign, yield sign

3 pts = improper passing or lane use, fail to yield to emergency vehicle, move from lane unsafely

3 pts = leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to animal

3 pts = without seatbelt person under 16

2 pts = any other moving violation (disobey traffic device, improper turn, fail to comply with order)

0 pts = adult seatbelt