If you are convicted of a violation that occurred while your car was moving (e.g. speeding, failing to stop for a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign, etc.), points will be assigned to you based on a schedule adopted by the New York State legislature. If you accumulate three speeding violations or 11 points within an 18 month period, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license. If you accumulate 6 or more points within an 18 month period (which could result from just 1 conviction of 21 mph over the speed limit), you will have to pay NY State $100.00 per year for 3 years plus $25.00 for each additional point accumulated.
Your point total is calculated based on the date of violation, not the date of conviction. The points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months are added to calculate your point total. You must be convicted of the traffic violation before points are added to your driving record.