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New York now requires drivers who are convicted of specific offenses to pay an assessment fee to the DMV. The program applies to all drivers who operate, or operated, a motor vehicle in the state of New York.

The driver assessment fee is in addition to any fines, fees, penalties, or surcharges that you may pay for a traffic conviction.

 

Who Pays?


1) anyone convicted of an alcohol-related matter that took place after November 18, 2004 (including offenses involving boats and snowmobiles).
The annual assessment is $250 a year for three years. Total: $750.
2) anyone convicted of a drug-related traffic offense that took place after November 18, 2004 (including offenses involving boats and snowmobiles).
The annual assessment is $250 a year for three years. Total: $750.
3) anyone found, after a DMV hearing, to have refused a chemical test after November 18, 2004 (including offenses involving boats and snowmobiles).
The annual assessment is $250 a year for three years. Total: $750.
4) anyone who has received 6 or more points on their New York State driving record during an 18-month period, and the violations occurred in New York State, Quebec, and/or Ontario.
The annual assessment is $100 a year for three years. Total: $300.

If you have more than 6 points on your record during an 18-month period, the annual assessment is $25 for each point over 6 points, for each of the three years of the assessment.

 

Out-of-State Traffic Tickets

 

How do they affect a driver who holds a valid New York State driver license?


Generally: New York State does not record out-of-state violations committed by New York State drivers in other jurisdictions. Therefore, points are not added to your New York State driving record for out-of-state violations.

 

Exceptions: Alcohol-related violations, drug-related violations, and moving violations committed in Quebec or Ontario. By a special agreement, traffic convictions from those two locations are recorded on a New York State driver license and carry points.


Additionally: If a driver does not respond to a ticket, or fails to pay a fine in any state except Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, or Wisconsin, the DMV will suspend your New York State driver license until the out-of-state matter is resolved.

Finally:
If a New York State license holder receives a conviction for an alcohol- or drug-related conviction in another state, the New York State driver license will be revoked for at least 6 months.
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