License Suspensions & Revocations For New Drivers in NY

New York Traffic Tickets and other driving related issues should be given special consideration by new drivers.

If you are age 18 or older when you pass your road test for a driver license, or obtain a license following revocation, you will be on probation for six months.

While on probation:

  • Your license will be suspended for 60 days if you are convicted of speeding, reckless driving, following too closely, participating in a speed contest, or two other traffic violations. Following this suspension, your probationary period starts again and you will be on probation for another six months.
  • Your license will be revoked for at least six months if you are found guilty of committing one of the above violations, or two other moving violations during the second probationary period.

Other new drivers may have a junior permit or junior license. While driving with a junior permit or junior license:

  • Your permit or license will be suspended for 60 days if you are convicted of committing a serious violation (generally three points or more) or two other violations within the first six months after you receive your permit or junior license
  • After the 60 day suspension, conviction of a serious traffic violation or two other violations within the next six months will result in a 60 day revocation.