The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV) lists failing to obey a traffic signal, a Stop sign, or a Yield sign as being assigned 3 points on your NYS driving record.
The NYS DMV driver violation point system helps the state to identify drivers who commit several traffic violations during a specific time period. The DMV computer system automatically calculates a driver's point total as follows:
You must be convicted of the traffic violation for the points to be added to your point total, but the calculation of your point total is based on the date of the violation, not the date of conviction.
The points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months of one another are added together to calculate your point total.
The record of the conviction and the points are listed on your driver record for as long as the conviction remains on your record. The information about the conviction and the points is not removed after 18 months from the violation date.
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