Most Common Traffic Violations in New York
This chart has been normalized so that all the numbers are ratios compared to the most common violation.
In the "Most Common Violations" table, it's interesting to note that New York drivers are more often charged with failing to stop than they are with speeding over the limit.
Where Does Your New York Rank in Violations Compared to the Nation?
If you have recent traffic violations it will usually mean an increase in your auto insurance premiums. Insurance companies look at your personal driving record and may also look at how your city or state compares to national averages. The following data shows some interesting ratios of how often your state's residents are cited for particular violations compared to the national average.
As an example to understand this chart, New York has about 10% less drunk driving with injury citations than the national average. However, there are about 30% more illegal U-Turn citations given in New York than the national average. This does not necessarily mean drivers from New York U-Turn illegally more often or drive drunk less than other states. It could also mean that New York has more restrictive U-Turn laws or enforces drunk driving less often.
Note: This data is based on approximately 1 million consumers that have visited EverQuote websites and filled out forms seeking new auto insurance. As such the data may be skewed due to the nature of self-reporting or the fact that it is part of an online auto insurance quote form.