New York State speeding tickets appear on Ontario drivers records under a reciprocal agreement between Ontario and NY State.
The speeding ticket stays on the driving record for 3 years and is available for the insurance to see and base your rates upon.
The ticket will be recorded by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation as an “Out of Province Conviction”.
Any equivalent demerit points are applied to the licence.
New York State tickets have the following penalties:
- fine assessed by the NY State court
- demerit points are transferred to Ontario licences
- possible licence suspensions for high speeds
- ticket goes on record for 3 years
New York State is a completely different country from Canada.
Although the laws for speeding may be similar, there can be completely different applications of the law and how drivers are treated.
In Ontario, the traffic court system works relatively the same throughout the province.
In New York State, the traffic courts are may work independently from each other, set their own standards, fines and penalties.
Where an Ontario driver is convicted of a New York State speeding ticket, the ticket comes back to Ontario with the following penalties:
Any conviction for a New York State traffic ticket comes back to your Ontario drivers licence for 3 years from the conviction date, including any demerit points.
The conviction for a a New York State speeding ticket will be listed as an “Out of Province Conviction”.
Different from Ontario, a lawyer must represent a driver in the traffic court.
The New York State lawyer may be able to;
- drop the speeding ticket to no demerit points
- change the speeding ticket to a parking fine,
- which would not appear on a driving record
- cancel the ticket
- if the driver takes a New York State online driving course
- negotiate any acceptable penalty or payment to the court
To fight a New York State speeding ticket, although Ontario drivers can go to New York State to fight the ticket themselves, drivers are best represented by a New York State lawyer who knows the laws, courts and traffic court system.
Drivers can arrange in Ontario for a New York State Lawyer through OTT Legal Traffic Ticket Defence.
Typical fees to fight a speeding ticket in New York State are five hundred dollars or less for most tickets.
For more information on fighting a speeding ticket in New York State contact OTT Legal >