New York and the Interstate Compact Agreement
There are many different combinations of consequences that may occur for out of state drivers found guilty of speeding in New York. The affect on your license will depend on which state you are licensed in.
Believing that a conviction in New York will have no bearing on your license is a false assumption for most drivers. For most states in the union, there is a reciprocal penalty for speeding.
DRIVER’S LICENSE COMPACT
More than 40 states have signed onto the Driver's License Compact and the Non-Resident Violator Compact. This compact allows driver’s home state to apply penalties or report back to their local Department of Motor Vehicles any conviction for speeding in an out of state jurisdiction.
An example of the compact in action can be seen with these two examples:
First, a New Jersey driver convicted of a 4 point speeding ticket in New York, will have the conviction reported back to the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles and also have 2 point assessed against their license.
Secondly, a Connecticut driver conviction of a 4 point speeding conviction in New York, will have the conviction reported back to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles but points will not be assessed their license.
Other states including parts of Canada will apply their home rules for a speeding conviction. In other words, some states will take a 18 mph conviction in New York and assess the driver point according to their home state.
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