Kentucky Drivers: Effect New York Traffic Ticket Convictions
by Seth Azria on 4/06/2020
Kentucky Will Include Certain NY Convictions
Non-CDL Speeding Tickets Not Transferred
Kentucky has a nuanced position when it comes to recording out-of-state traffic ticket convictions. First, New York speeding ticket convictions do not transfer points to Kentucky. However, if the driver has a CDL, the points for a speeding ticket will transfer. Kentucky’s Points System
All Other Moving Violations Transfer Points
Second, while a speeding ticket does not transfer points, all other “moving hazardous violations” received in another state do transfer to Kentucky. For example; texting while driving - 3 points; Improper lane usage - 3 points; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle- 4 points; or stop sign violation - 3 points. In Kentucky, accumulating 12 points in a two year period will cause a suspension.
Out-of-State Tickets Must be Satisfied
Regardless of whether Kentucky records a conviction, if a Kentucky driver does not take care of an out-of-state ticket, Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing will serve notice upon their driver to do so within 30 days. If no action is taken, the Kentucky license will be suspended.
Insurance Premiums Always a Concern
As with most all states, because Kentucky and New York share traffic information, one should assume that an insurance carrier will learn of the convictions. Increased insurance premiums are the primary concern for most drivers and rightfully so.