Need Help With Your Traffic Ticket?

Get your FREE attorney consultation from Rosenblum Law.
Call now for a free consultation
Home » New York » Traffic Tickets » New York Speeding & Traffic Tickets - Out Of State License » Connecticut Drivers with New York Traffic Tickets

Connecticut Drivers with New York Traffic Tickets

Trusted Content

Editorial Standards

Rosenblum Law is committed to delivering informative content of the highest quality. All content is subject to our rigorous editorial standards for relevance, accuracy, sourcing, and objectivity. Everything is fact-checked by an editor and reviewed for legal soundness by one of our practicing attorneys prior to being published.

Read our full editorial policy here

Written By 
Last updated 
October 25, 2022
NYC gives Connecticut Truck Ticket

If you find yourself driving from New York to Connecticut or vice versa, there are a few things you need to be aware of when it comes to out-of-state traffic tickets. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the following information before you take your next vacation.

Driver’s License Compact

Both New York and Connecticut have signed onto the Driver’s License Compact. This means NY and CT freely share driver information with one another.

If you receive a NY traffic ticket but are a CT driver, CT will be notified about the ticket you received. This also applies if you are licensed in NY and got a ticket in CT.

Connecticut Drivers with NY Tickets

Of all of the states in the nation, CT is one of the most confusing when it comes to assessing points against your license for out-of-state traffic offenses.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle asks the question in its online FAQ, but provides an exceptional vague response:

“[Q:] I received a ticket out of state. What happens to my CT license? [A:] Please contact our Operator’s License Suspension Telephone Center at 860-263-5720.”


Nevertheless, after much digging, we have found that Connecticut will not usually assess points against your CT driver’s license for out-of-state traffic offenses. However, if you fail to respond to the out-of-state traffic ticket, Connecticut will immediately suspend your driver’s license.

Remember, although points will not be assessed against you for most out-of-state violations, the offenses can show up on your driving record.

New York Drivers with CT Tickets

New York handles out-of-state traffic tickets. similarly.

If you have a New York driver’s license and receive a Connecticut traffic ticket, New York will not typically add points onto your driver’s license.

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, “The NYSDMV does not record out-of-state violations committed by NYS drivers in other jurisdictions.” Nonetheless, NY makes exceptions for alcohol-related violations, drug-related violations, and moving violations committed in Quebec or Ontario. As such, if you are caught speeding in Connecticut, points will not be added onto your New York driver’s license. However, your insurance carrier will have the ability to raise your insurance rates due to the violation you committed.

Do not forget, this point about insurance is also applicable if you are a CT license holder and get ticketed in NY.

Losing Your Driving Privileges in New York

If you are an out-of-state driver and accrue 11 points or more, you will lose your New York driving privileges.

This accumulation of 11 points will be determined based on the NY point system, not your home state’s point system. Therefore, if you are caught speeding 41 miles over the posted speed limit or get cited twice for speeding 21-30 miles over the limit, you will no longer be allowed to drive in the State of New York for a specified period of time.

Remember, your driver’s license will not be suspended by your home state and NY does not have the authority to suspend an out-of-state driver’s license. However, since CT and NY are both members of the Driver’s License Compact, CT will honor the“suspension” of your New York driving privileges even though it will not take away your ability to drive elsewhere.

As noted above, the only time CT will suspend your CT driver’s license when it comes to out-of-state traffic tickets is if you fail to respond to one.

Traffic Ticket Fines

Never forget, no state can require you to pay a double fine and you will only be required to pay the state in which you received the ticket.

As such, if you got a NY traffic ticket, you will pay the State of New York. If you got a CT traffic ticket, you will pay the State of Connecticut. Although it might be tempting to simply plead guilty and pay the fine, doing so will not make these negative consequences go away. In fact, the conviction is the very thing that brings most of them on.

Who Should You Contact?

If you recently received a New York traffic ticket, contact Rosenblum Law today at 888-883-5529.

NY Drivers That Recieve Traffic Tickets in Connecticut

If you are a New York driver and you received a traffic ticket in Connecticut we suggest that you contact one of the law firms listed below:


Author Bio

Adam H. Rosenblum

Founding Attorney Of Rosenblum Law

Adam H. Rosenblum is an experienced and skilled traffic violations and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Rosenblum provides expert and aggressive representation to those facing points on their drivers’ licenses and the associated fines and surcharges.

Read Full Bio

Free Consultation

Call us now for a quick, free, and no obligation consultation.

Featured Experts

Kent Ng

NYPD (Ret.)
Read More

Mike Gheller

NYPD Officer
Read More

Travis Hall

NY State Police
Read More

News & Updates

Learn more about traffic tickets and criminal matters in New York and New Jersey.
When I Let a Driver Off With a Warning and Why

Every driver who gets pulled over hopes to avoid getting a traffic ticket. As police officers, we understand there is...

Learn More
NY DWI Crackdown in Effect Through Labor Day Weekend

Drivers looking to kick back and enjoy some beers this Labor Day weekend should be careful before getting behind the...

Learn More
What NOT to Do When Pulled Over by Police

Nearly everyone is pulled over by police at some point in their life. The flashing red-and-blue lights are hardwired into...

Learn More

We've Fought Over 50,000 Traffic Ticket Cases

Call us now for a quick, free, and no-obligation consultation.
crosschevron-down Call Now ButtonFree Consult Call Now linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram