Brooklyn Kings County Traffic Attorney


Q. How many points are specific traffic violations?


Violation Points Automatic Suspension
Seat Belt

Improper Equipment

0 N
Littering (G.S. 14-399) involving use of motor vehicle 1 N
Highway racing (not prearranged) or knowingly lending a motor vehicle to be used in the race.

Speeding to Elude (MISD)

10 Y
Operating a motor vehicle during a period of revocation or suspension of either the driver’s license or vehicle

registration. (MISD)

10 Y
1. Manslaughter (or negligent homicide) resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle. (felony)

2. Prearranged highway racing or knowingly lending a motor vehicle to be used in a prearranged race. (Felony)

3. Failure to stop and render aid when involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury or death (hit-and-run driving) (Felony)

4.Impaired driving, including driving a vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance; driving a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more; and driving a commercial vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.04% or more (a revocation pursuant to G.S. 20-16.5 is not a conviction). (Misdemeanor)

5. Transportation of intoxicating liquors for the purpose of sale. (Misdemeanor)

12 Y
Failure to properly restrain a child in a restraint or seat belt 2 N
1. Running through a stop sign

2. Speeding in excess of 55 miles per hour

3. Failing to yield right-of-way

4. Running through red light

5. No driver’s license or license expired more than one year

6. Failure to stop for siren

7. Driving through safety zone

8. No liability insurance

9. Failure to report accident where such report is required.

10.Speeding in a school zone in excess of the posted school zone speed limit

11. Each at-fault accident that results in bodily injury (in excess of $ 1800.00) or death or total property damage (including the insured’s property) of $ 3000.00 or more

3 N
1. Reckless driving (Misdemeanor)

2. Following too closely

3. Driving on wrong side of road

4. Illegal passing

5. Reckless driving. (Misdemeanor)

6. Passing a stopped school bus

7. Driving through safety zone

8. Driving by a person under 21 after consuming alcohol or drugs

9. Speeding more than 10 mph over the limit, if total speed was in excess of 55 mph but less than 76 mph.

10. Speeding 10 miles or less in excess of limit in speed zone of 55 or greater*

11. Following too closely.

4 N
12. Hit and run, property damage only (Misdemeanor) (If personal injury = Felony)

13. Speeding in excess of 75 miles per hour (mph) when posted limit is less that 70 mph. (Misdemeanor)

14. Speeding in excess of 80 mph when limit is 70 mph or greater

4 Y

NOTE: If you accumulate 12 or more points within a three-year period, the NC DMV may suspend your license. The first suspension of your driver’s license under the point system shall be for no more than 60 days. The second suspension shall not exceed 6 months and any subsequent suspension shall not exceed one year.


Q. I have received a North Carolina speeding ticket. How is this going to affect my insurance?

A. Insurance companies approved to provide automobile liability insurance in New York can use to assess surcharges to the owners insurance costs based on a driver’s history and points on their New York State license.

Points Surcharge (%) Points Surcharge (%)
1 25 7 160
2 45 8 220
3 60 9 260
4 80 10 300
5 105 11 300
6 130 12 340

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