Traffic Violation Points

New York State DMV
Traffic Violation Points System

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles uses a point system as a penalty to drivers who have been found guilty of traffic violations. Our attorneys will negotiate with the court by plea bargaining to reduce the the traffic violation and the points assessed. Call MontanaroLaw today at 855-697-5299 for a consultation.


VTL 319.1

Operating a vehicle without insurance
Although conviction for operating a vehicle without insurance carries no points, it does carry a driver’s license revocation of at least 1 year

 0 Points

VTL 375-3

Failure to dim headlights

 2 points

 VTL 375-29(a)

Improper Towing/ more than one vehicle

 2 points

 VTL 375-29(c)

Towing with a rope or non-rigid connection longer than 16 feet

 2 points

 VTL 375-29(d)

No license driver in towed vehicle

 2 points

 VTL 381-1(a)

Inadequate brakes (motorcycle)

 4 points

 VTL 600-1a

Leaving the scene of an accident with Property damage

 3 Points

 VTL 600-2a

Leaving the scene of an accident with Personal injury

 3 points

 VTL 601

Leaving the scene with injury to animal

 3 points

 VTL 1102

Fail to comply to a lawful order of a police officer / Flag person

 2 points

 VTL 1110-(a)

Fail to obey traffic control device

 2 points

 VTL 1111-(a)1

Fail to yield right of way / green light

 3 points

 VTL 1111-(a)2

Fail to yield green arrow

 3 points

 VTL  1111-(d)1

Passed red light

 3 points

 VTL  1111-(d)2a

Failed to yield right on red

 3 points

 VTL  1111-(d)2b

Failed to yield left on red

 3 points

 VTL  1111-(d)3

Passed red arrow

 3 points

 VTL 1113-(a)

Passed flashing red signal

 3 points

 VTL 1116-d

Traveling in lane in violation of Red X signal

 3 points

 VTL  1117

Failing to stop at an out of service or malfunctioning traffic control device

 3 points

 VTL 1120-(a)

Failed to keep right

 3 points

 VTL 1120-(b)

Failed to keep right- Slow moving vehicle

 2 points

 VTL 1120-(c)

Failed to keep right - 4 or more lanes of traffic

 3 points

 VTL 1121

Failed to yield one half of roadway

 3 points

 VTL 1122-(a)

Failure to allow room to passed vehicle

 3 points

 VTL 1122-(b)

Failure to give way to the right

 3 points

 VTL 1122-a

Overtaking a bicycle 

 3 points

 VTL 1123-(b)

Left pavement to pass on right

 3 points

 VTL 1124

Unsafe passing

 3 points

 VTL 1125-(a)1

Drove to left on hillcrest or curve

 3 points

 VTL 1125-(a)2

Drove to the left on railway crossing

 3 points

 VTL 1126-(a)

Drove to the left of pavement markings - no passing zone

 3 points

 VTL 1127-(a)

Drove wrong way on a one way street

 3 points

 VTL 1127-(b)

Drove wrong way – traffic island

 3 points

 VTL 1128-(a)

Moved from lane unsafely

 3 points

 VTL 1128-(b)

Driving in Center Lane

 3 points 

 VTL 1128-(c)

Failed to use designated lane

 3 points

 VTL 1128-(d)

Drove across hazard markings

 3 points

 VTL 1129-(a)

Following too close

 4 points

 VTL 1129-(b)

Failed to leave sufficient space between vehicles - combination of vehicles

 4 points

 VTL 1129-(c)

Failed to leave sufficient space between vehicles motorcades and caravans

 4 points

 VTL  1130-(1)

Driving over, across, along or within shoulder or slope of controlled-access highway

 2 points

 VTL  1130-(2)

Improper entrance or exit from controlled access highway

 2 points

 VTL  1131

Driving on shoulders and slopes

 2 points

 VTL  1140-(a)

Failed to yield right of way approaching intersection

 3 points

 VTL  1140-(b)

Failed to yield right of way in intersection

 3 points

 VTL 1141

Failed to yield right of way – left turn

 3 points

 VTL  1142-(a)

Failed to yield right of way – stop sign

 3 points

 VTL  1141-(b)

Failed to yield right of way yield sign

 3 points 

 VTL  1143

Failed to yield right of way entering roadway

 3 points  

 VTL  1144-(a)

Failed to yield right of way emergency vehicle

 3 points   

 VTL  1144-(b)

Failure of emergency vehicle operator to use reasonable care

 3 points   

 VTL  1144-a

Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle

 2 points    

 VTL  1145

Failed to yield at traffic circle

 3 points    

 VTL  1146-(a)

Failed to use due care for bike, pedestrian or animal

 2 points    

 VTL  1146-(b)

Causes physical injury by failing to use due care

 2 points

 VTL  1146-(c)

Causes serious physical injury by failing to use due care

 2 points

 VTL 1146-(a)

Approaching horses

 2 points

 VTL 1151-(a)

Failing to yield right of way to pedestrian

 3 points

 VTL 1151-(c)

Passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk or intersection

 3 points

 VTL 1151-(a)

Failing to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk

 3 points 

 VTL 1153

Failed to yield right of way to a blind person

 3 points 

 VTL 1160-(a)

Improper turn signal

 2 points 

 VTL 1160-(b)

Improper left turn signal

 2 points 

 VTL 1160-(c)

Improper left turn

 2 points 

 VTL 1160-(d)

Failed to turn as required

 2 points  

 VTL 1160-(e)

Improper u-turn

 2 points  

 VTL  1161

U-turn at grade/ curve

 2 points  

 VTL 1162

Unsafe start

 2 points  

 VTL 1163-(a)

Improper or unsafe turn/ without signal

 2 points  

 VTL 1163-(c)

Failing to signal stopping/ decreasing speed

 2 points

 VTL 1163-(d)

Improper/ no signal

 2 points

 VTL 1163-(e)

Improper/ failed to use four way flasher

 2 points

 VTL 1164-(a)

No signal lamps

 2 points

 VTL 1164-(b)

Failed to use signal lamps

 2 points

 VTL 1166-(a)

Improper right turn from roadway to alley / driveway, etc.

 2 points

 VTL 1166-(b)

Improper left turn from roadway to alley / driveway, etc.

 2 points

 VTL 1166-(c)

Improper left turn (one way roadway)

 2 points

 VTL  1170-(a)

Failed to stop at railroad crossing

 3 points

 VTL  1170-(b)

Drove through / around / under railroad barrier

 3 points

 VTL  1170-(c)

Drove through/ around/under railroad barrier while carrying passengers under 18 years old (Note this charge is a Misdemeanor)

 3 points

 VTL 1170-(c)2

Drove through / around/under railroad barrier which points  causes physical injury (Note- this charge is a Felony)

 0 points

 VTL 1171-(a)

Failed to stop at Railroad crossing

 3 points

 VTL 1172-(a)

Failed to stop for a stop sign

 3 points 

 VTL 1172-(b)

Failed to stop for a yield sign (when required to stop)

 3 points

 VTL 1173

Failed to stop emerging from alley/ driveway

 2 points

 VTL 1172-(a)

Failed to stop for a school bus

 5 points

 VTL 1172-(b)

Failed to keep school bus halted / lighted

 2 points

 VTL 1175

Obstructed traffic at intersection

 2 points

 VTL 1176

Obstructed highway/ railroad crossing

 3 points

 VTL  1211-(a)

Unsafe backing

 2 points

 VTL  1211-b

Backing on controlled access highway

 2 points

 VTL  1211-c

Driver of frozen food truck backing to, or attempting to make a sale

 2 points

 VTL 1212

Reckless Driving

 5 points

 VTL 1213-a

Driver’s view / control obstructed / more than 3 in front seat

 2 points

 VTL 1215

Failed to keep right / mountain highway

 2 points

 VTL 1216

Coasting on downgrade / neutral

 2 points

 VTL 1217

Following fire apparatus too closely ( 200 feet)

 4 points

 VTL 1217

Drove into (or parked) within block where fire apparatus stopped

 2 points 

 VTL  1218

Crossed fire hose

 2 points 

 VTL  1220-c

Working on state highway without a permit

 2 points 

 VTL 1221

Drove through/ within safety zone

 2 points

 VTL  1225

Avoiding a traffic control device / intersection

 2 points

 VTL 1225-(a)

Driving on sidewalk

 2 points

 VTL 1225-(c)

Cell phone violation

 3 points

 VTL 1226

No hands on the wheel or steering device

 2 points

 VTL 1229-(c)1

No child restraint Seat, Back seat child under 4 yrs

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)1

No child restraint system  Back seat child 4yrs -7 yrs

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)1

No seat belt Back seat child 7yrs to 15 years

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)2

No seat belt front seat age 7yrs to 15 yrs

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)2

No child restraint seat Front seat child under 4 yrs

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)2

No child restraint seat Front seat age 4 yrs to 7 years

 3 points

 VTL 1229-(c)3

No seat belt driver (there are no points for this, but a conviction for no 1229.C3 will show on your driving abstract)

 0 points