Will Points Transfer From New York to a Connecticut Drivers License?
Do Points From a Speeding Ticket Conviction Transfer From New York to Connecticut?
Not in the conventional sense. To better understand how your license will be affect, you need to understand the reciprocity agreement that New York has entered into.
There are 46 states that have signed onto the Driver’s License Compact agreement (DLC). The DLC is an agreement among member states to maximize law enforcement efforts nationwide. The major provisions of the DLC, can be summarized in four bullet points:
- The “one driver license” concept, which requires the surrender of an out-of-state driver’s license when application for a new license is made;
- The “one driver record” concept, which requires that a complete driver record be maintained in the driver’s state of residence to determine driving eligibility in the home state, as well as for his non-residence operator’s privilege in other jurisdictions;
- Reporting of all traffic convictions and license suspension/revocations of out-of-state drivers to the home state licensing agency, as well as other appropriate information; and
- The assurance of uniform and predictable treatment of drivers by treating offenses committed in other states as though they have been committed in the home state.
What States belong to the DLC?
31. North Carolina
32. North Dakota
37. Rhode Island
38. South Carolina
39. South Dakota
45. West Virginia
Interstate Driver License Compact Codified in New York: The DLC s set forth in New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 516. A brief portion of the statute is codified below:
§ 516. Driver license compact. 1. The driver license compact is hereby enacted into law and entered into with all other jurisdictions joining therein in the form substantially as follows:
FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF POLICY
REPORTS OF CONVICTION
The licensing authority of a party state shall report each conviction of a person from another party state occurring within its jurisdiction to the licensing authority of the home state of the licensee. Such report shall clearly identify the person convicted; describe the violation specifying the section of the statute, code or ordinance violated; identify the court in which action was taken; indicate whether a plea of guilty or not guilty was entered, or the conviction was a result of the forfeiture of bail, bond or other security; and shall include any special findings made in connection therewith.
EFFECT OF CONVICTION
(a) The licensing authority in the home state, for the purposes of suspension, revocation or limitation of the license to operate a motor vehicle, shall give the same effect to the conduct reported, pursuant to article III of this compact, as it would if such conduct had occurred in the home state, in the case of convictions for: (1) Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; (2) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a narcotic drug, or under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders the driver incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle; (3) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used; (4) Failure to stop and render aid in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another. (b) If the laws of a party state do not provide for offenses or violations denominated or described in precisely the words employed in subdivision (a) of this article, such party state shall construe the denominations and descriptions appearing in subdivision (a) hereof as being applicable to and identifying those offenses or violations of a substantially similar nature and the laws of such party state shall contain such provisions as may be necessary to ensure that full force and effect is given to this article.