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Speeding

Your safety is the reason that speed enforcement is a police priority.
Know the Facts
Speeding Endangers Everyone on the Road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2021 there were 328,946 people injured and 12,330 fatalities in speeding-related crashes, 29% of total traffic fatalities for the year and an increase of 8% from 11,428 in 2020, the highest since 2007. In New York State, about 30 percent of all traffic fatalities list speeding as a contributing factor. Proactive and targeted speed enforcement is a method to reverse this trend and reduce deaths and injuries due to crashes.

Speeding is more than just breaking the law. The consequences are far-ranging:

  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Reduced effectiveness of seat belts and car seats
  • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries
  • Economic implications of a speed-related crash
  • Increased fuel consumption/cost


Save Money:  A speeding fine could cost you over $1,000.

Save Your License:  Speed violation points range from 3 to 11. Your license will be suspended at 11 points.

Save Gas:  According to fueleconomy.gov, each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas

Stay Informed Speeding Information and Resources

Do Your Part By Slowing Down

Remember, speeding is a serious driving behavior that contributes to nearly one-third of the fatal highway crashes in New York. Speed enforcement is designed to save lives by reducing speeding. Is it worth risking your life or someone else’s to save a minute or two on your trip?
Contact Information
Speeding Program Inquiries

Jason Maher
Highway Safety Program Representative Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, NY 12228
518-474-5111