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Can speeding lead to you losing your driver’s license?

Many people think of speeding as a very minor issue. They do not even recognize it as a crime even though it is. So many people speed that it is one of those things acceptable by society. This is despite the fact that experts say speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents. It is then up to law enforcement to try to stop speeding when they see it.

Getting a speeding ticket is often frustrating, but it does help to get your attention and may make you slow down. When you learn the consequences of a speeding ticket, it may help even more. Did you know that you can lose your driver’s license due to just speeding tickets? According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, the state’s point system makes it so that even one speeding ticket could result in the suspension of your driver’s license.

The point system

The state assigns points to various traffic infractions. You can obtain 11 points on your driving record in an 18-month time. If you go over 11, then you face a license suspension from the DMV. This is an administrative punishment meaning that it does not require you to go to court. Although, at the time of your last ticket that results in a suspension, the judge will probably inform you about the suspension.

Speeding points

Most speeding infractions will not result in a lot of points. For example, if you are going up to 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, you will get three points. As your speed over the posted speed limit increases so do the associated points you accumulate. For example, 21 miles per hour over the speed limit results in six points. If you go 40 miles per hour over the speed limit or more, you get 11 points and will automatically have a license suspension.