A speeding violation is not an uncommon situation for many people. Speeding tickets don’t only happen to bad drivers – even the best driver can be caught drifting a few MPH’s over the limit. Additionally, police officers make mistakes and ticket drivers that were not actually driving over the limit. Because of that, it is important that you follow through and challenge your speeding ticket to keep your driving record clean. While a single speeding violation will not be a major issue in your life, multiple tickets can accumulate to affect your insurance rates and even threaten your ability to keep a drivers license.
If you are convicted of a speeding violation, you will get points added to your driving record in accordance with the specifics of your violation.
- Speeding 1-10 over limit : 3 points
- Speeding 11-20 over limit : 4 points
- Speeding 21-30 over limit: 6 points
- Speeding 31-40 over limit: 8 points
- Speeding More than 40 over limit: 11 points
Other possible penalties for a speeding conviction include -
- Possible license suspension
- Insurance surcharges
- Jail sentence in extreme cases
You don’t have to just accept a speeding violation and the penalties that come with it. Call our office today at 516-242-4477 for a free consultation into the specifics of your case.