Fine Chart

If you are searching for the applicable fine and points for a New York traffic ticket, please see the Fine Chart below. NOTE: These figures are not all 100% accurate. Please contact Attorney Randall Kehoe’s office for the most current and accurate information at (518) 465-2211.

It can be very intimidating for anyone, familiar or unfamiliar with the law, to parse the text of state Vehicle & Traffic law and find the applicable fine for their pending misdemeanor or traffic violation charges. Thankfully, the Town of West Seneca in Erie County (NY), has published an easy to read chart listing common traffic violations and misdemeanors handled in their court, including many commercial violations. The original .pdf is here, but we have translated it to a more-easily accessible format here and made a few updates. As noted above, we have found that not all the information in their chart is 100% accurate. However, most of the information is 100% accurate and the data that is not current will still give you a good place to start. Please also note that the fine amounts printed here do not include the $85.00 state surcharge on traffic tickets OR any applicable Driver Assessment Fee.

VIOLATION (VTL) DESCRIPTION FINE RANGE POINTS
306(b) Uninspected Motor Vehicle: Less than 60 days $25 – $50 0
306(b) Uninspected Motor Vehicle: More than 60 days $50 – $100 0
306(e) Fictitious inspection certificate (misdemeanor) $300 maximum 0
319-1 No insurance (additional $750 civil penalty to DMV) $150 – $1,500 0
340 Failure to surrender license or registration (misdemeanor) $300 maximum 0
355 Operating without financial security (misdemeanor) $200- $500 0
375-1 Inadequate brakes (misdemeanor) $300 maximum 4
375 All other equipment violations (Dismissed if repaired within 24 hours) $100 maximum 0
376 Lighting violations (Dismissed if repaired in 24 hours) $100 maximum 0
377 Unsecured cargo (misdemeanor) $300 maximum 0
380(a) Failure to cover loose cargo $200 maximum 0
381 Motorcycle violations $100 maximum 0
385-1 Overwidth vehicles $200 – $500 0
385-8 Overweight vehicle (single axle)
385-9 Overweight vehicle (consecutive axle)
385-10 Overweight vehicle (3 or more axles)
392 Altered license or registration (misdemeanor) $300 maximum 0
397 Operating with police radio (misdemeanor) $1,000 maximum 0
397(a) Radar detector in vehicle 18,000 lbs. or more $25 – $100 0
401-1(a) Unregistered motor vehicle less than 60 days $40 minimum 0
401-1(a) Unregistered motor vehicle more than 60 days $75 – $300 0
401-7fb Loaded beyond registered weight: under 18,000 lbs. $40 – $375 0
401-7fb Loaded beyond registered weight: over 18,000 lbs. $150 – $375 0
402 Improper plate violations $25 – $200 0
403 Registration sticker not affixed $100 maximum 0
509 Unlicensed operation violations $75 – $300 0
509-8 Failure to notify DMV of change of address $50 – $75 0
511(a) Facilitating unlicensed operation (violation) $200 – $500 0
511-1(a) Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (A.U.O.) 3rd (misdemeanor) $200 – $500 0
511-2 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (A.U.O.) 2nd (misdemeanor) $500 minimum plus Probation or from 7 – 180 days jail 0
511-3(a) Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (A.U.O.) 1st (felony) Prosecution handled in Superior Court
512 Suspended registration (misdemeanor) $50 – $300 0
530-6 Violation of restricted use license $100 maximium 0
600-1 Leaving scene of property damage accident $250 maximium 3
600-2 Leaving scene of injury accident (misdemeanor) $250 maximium 3
1102 Failure to comply with police order $100 maximium 2
1110(a) Disobey traffic control device $150 maximium 2
1111(d1), (d2) Passed Red Light $75 – $225 3
1120(a) Failure to keep right $100 maximum 3
1122(a) Passed on right $100 maximum 3
1128(a) Unsafe lane change $100 maximum 3
1129(a) Following too close $100 maximum 4
1140-1145 Failure to yield right-of-way violations $100 maximum 3
1144(a) Failure to yield to emergency vehicle $275 maximum 3
1160 – 1161 Improper turn violations $100 maximum 2
1162 Unsafe start $100 maximum 2
1163 – 1164 Improper turn/signal violations $100 maximum 2
1172(a) Passed stop sign $100 maximum 3
1174(a) Passed stop school bus $250 – $400 5
1180(a) Imprudent speed $45 – $150 3
1180(b), (d) Speeding 1 – 10 mph $45 – $150 3
1180(b), (d) Speeding 11 – 20 mph $90 – $300 4
1180(b), (d) Speeding 21 – 30 mph $90 – $300 6
1180(b), (d) Speeding 31 – 40 mph $180 – $600 8
1180(b), (d) Over 40 mph $180 – $600 11
1180(c) Speeding in school zone 1 – 10 mph $90 – $300 3
1180(c) Speeding in school zone 11 – 20 mph $180 – $600 4
1180(c) Speeding in school zone 21 – 30 mph $180 – $600 6
1180(c) Speeding in school zone 31 – 40 mph $360 – $1,200 8
1180(c) Speeding in school zone Over 40 mph $360 – $1,200 11
1180 Failure to reduce speed $45 – $150 3
1180(f) Speeding in work zone (speeding fines doubled) 3, 4, 6, 8, 11
1201 Stopped on pavement $50 – $150 0
1211(a) Unsafe backing $100 maximum 2
1212 Reckless driving (misdemeanor) $100 – $300 5
1225 Avoiding intersection $150 maximum 2
1225(a) Cell phone use while driving $150 maximum 0
1227-1 Open alcohol container in vehicle $100 maximum 0
1229(c)1 No child restraint – under 4 years old $25 – 100 3
1229(c)2 No seat belt – under 16 years old $25 – $100 3
1229(c)3 No seat belt – driver or passenger $50 maximum 0

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