Driver License Compact
New York State has entered in a Driver License Compact with several other states to:
Promote compliance with the laws, ordinances, and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles by their operators in each of the jurisdictions where such operators drive motor vehicles.
Make the reciprocal recognition of licenses to drive and eligibility therefor more just and equitable by considering the overall compliance with motor vehicle laws, ordinances and administrative rules and regulations as a condition precedent to the continuance or...
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles shares (RMV) driving record information with other states. The RMV will record certain out of states convictions on your Massachusetts driving record as if they happened in Massachusetts.
Additionally, New York traffic convictions may cause your Massachusetts license to be suspended.
If you are licensed to drive in Massachusetts and have received a speeding or other traffic ticket in New York call (315) 364-1155 to speak to an attorney to help you minimize the impact of that ticket in NY and and at home.
Like New York and most states in the United States, Maryland is a member of the Driver's License Compact(“Compact”). Through this Compact the member states share information about driver convictions and suspensions with other member states. The Maryland MVA will therefore assess points on a Maryland record for certain out-of-state violations as identified in the Compact.
These violations are:
Alcohol or drug related offenses;
Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident;
Homicide or manslaughter involving a vehicle;
Use of a motor vehicle in the commission...
A New Jersey driver convicted of a moving violation in New York will acquire points on their New Jersey driving record.
New Jersey is a member the Driver License Compactand the Nonresident Violator Compact with a majority of other US states including New York. Through these agreements, the member states share information on all traffic violations. A driver licensed in NJ, convicted of a moving violation in New York, such as speeding, will receive 2 points on their New Jersey driving record.
Our goal is to minimize the affect of your New York traffic ticket both in New York and in...
The New York DMV may issue a restricted use licensed to a driver who qualifies for such a license after a revocation or suspension due to violations not related to alcohol or drugs. The DMV determines if you qualify under the law for the restricted use license and will notify you if you are eligible.
A restricted use license allows driving:
to the applicant's employment, business, trade, occupation or profession, or
to his travel to and from a class or course at an accredited school, college or university or at a state approved institution of vocational or technical training, or,...
On June 1, 2013, a conviction for cell phone use while driving increased to 5 points from 3 points.
The Department of Communication for the New York DMV announced that the DMV will impose 2 points for drivers found guilty of using a cell phone while driving for offense on or after February 16, 2011. Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations. The new regulation will align the point penalty for both violations.
In November 2001, New York banned handheld cell phone use while...
Many clients have enjoyed having their moving violation tickets reduced to a no-point non-moving parking violation. The parking violations do not show up on their abstract, the maximum fine could be as little as $0, and there was no mandatory surcharge. That is set to change.
Beginning Saturday, July 27, 2013, New York State Courts will begin assessing a mandatory state surcharge to any plea under Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 1200, 1201, and 1202 that apply to parking violations. The good news…the new mandatory surcharge for the parking convictions is only $25.
Ontario and Québec keep track of Canadian driving violations with a demerit system similar to New York State's point system. Under a special agreement, Ontario and Québec share information with New York State about traffic violations and transfer points and demerits between countries. For example, an Ontario driver convicted of a speeding ticket in New York State will be assessed demerit points as if the conviction had occurred in Ontario.
Ontario demerits for speeding violations:
6 demerits for exceeding the speed limit 50 Km/h (roughly 31 MPH)
If your New York driving license was revoked and you have served the full revocation period it may be restored using the NY DMV website. To be restored, you must apply to the DMV for a new driver license or privilege. The use of the online services requires that you set up your MyDMV account at the New York State DMV.
Request Approval from the Driver Improvement Unit (DIU)
You may request approval online at the DMV and the system will automatically determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible for approval the site can issue that approval immediately online.
Once approved for...
1) Protect Your Driving License from Points and Your Insurance Premuims from Increases
New York uses a point system to keep track of your driving. Convictions for many traffic violations will cause you to acquire points. If you acquire too many points, 11 points in any 18 month period, and the NY DMV will suspend your license. It is not difficult to acquire 11 points. For example, a ticket for speeding 86 in a 65 mph zone is 6 points.
Car insurance companies also keep tabs on their insured drivers and tickets will mean increased...