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New York Speeding Tickets

Picture this: You leave the house just a few minutes late for an important business meeting. There must be a way to make up some time, you think, as head out to the open highway and begin racing down the fast lane. Suddenly, you look in the rear view mirror and see blue lights explode from behind you. You are going to be later than you thought!

Getting a speeding ticket in New York is a major inconvenience. Also, it's expensive. You'll be better off if you follow the speed limits to begin with. Learning about New York speed limit laws will help you avoid getting a ticket in the first place. If it's already too late for that, the best thing to do is find out what your options are for dealing with the ticket and what penalties you face. That way, you can plan ahead and make an informed decision about how to handle your ticket.

 

Dangers Of Speeding

The penalties for speeding in New York may seem harsh, but you should remember that speeding is dangerous. Read more...

 

Dealing With a New York Speeding Ticket

If you do get caught speeding, there are 3 ways to handle it. You could simply pay the fine by mail, avoiding having to go to court. You could go to court, plead guilty and pay the fine there. Or, you can go to court, plead innocent and try to fight the charges. If you choose to pay the fine by mail, you are admitting guilt and the conviction will go on your record. Read more...

 

How New York Police Determine Speeding

New York police have several different methods of determining your speed before they issue a ticket. Radar is the most common. Radar devices can either be mounted inside a patrol car or housed in a portable "gun." Radar measures speed by sending out radio waves. Read more...

 

How To Beat a New York Speeding Ticket

You can also try to beat a traffic ticket by showing up in court and pleading innocent. In America, we have an adversarial system of justice. This means that if you choose to go to trial, you and the prosecutor or the officer who stopped you will face off in court. Both of you will try to prove your cases beyond a reasonable doubt. Read more...

 

Speeding Ticket Fines

If you do get convicted of speeding in New York, you can expect to pay a pretty penny in fines and court costs. The amount you'll pay depends on how fast you were going when the officer stopped you. There is also the potential for jail time, although that's uncommon. Read more...

 

New York Speed Limits

New York's speed limits are laid out in the Vehicle and Traffic code, section 1180. New York has a basic speed law, which makes it illegal for drivers to drive faster than is "reasonable and prudent" based on current driving conditions. Other than that, the state sets a maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour, except for some sections of certain highways where the speed limit is 65 miles per hour. Read more...

 

What To Do If You Got a New York Speeding Ticket

They caught you! Now what? If you get a speeding ticket, the first thing to do is to deal with the police officer writing the ticket. You should speak to the officer calmly but politely. Now is not the time to argue, even if you don't believe you were speeding. Go ahead and sign the ticket-it's not an admission of guilt, just a confirmation that you received the ticket and will show up in court. Read more...

 

Driving Record Points

Taking a defensive driving class can help blunt some of the consequences of getting a speeding ticket. Not only will it give you a discount on your insurance to help offset the rate hike you will probably experience when your insurance company finds out, it will also take 4 points away from your driver's license. Read more...

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