Canadian Residents With Speeding Tickets In New York

Published on 3/17/2015

Canadian residents need to ensure that they are calculating the kilometers per hour while driving in New York. Canadian cars are typically outfitted with a kilometer per hour speedometer. A kilometer is smaller than a mile so a driver traveling at a certain speed will cover more kilometers than miles. This means someone driving 75 kilometers per hour is not driving as fast as someone driving 75 miles per hour. Canadian residents frequently run into problems in the United States due to innocent mistakes with the kilometer to mile conversion.

Confusion between the two measurements can result in prohibitive speeding tickets. In New York, traffic ticket fines can be costly. Making matters worse is that New York State has reciprocity with Ontario and Quebec. This means violations in New York will result in demerit points in Canada. This will impact insurance premiums.

The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State traffic ticket defense firm. Most of our cases are speeding violations. We frequently assist Canadian residents with speeding tickets in New York. If you are from Canada, your ticket should not be handled the same way as a non-Canadian. The reason is that the Reciprocity Agreement is limited to specific violations. This means a violation that will impact a NY driver will not necessarily impact a Canadian driver, and vice versa. Our firm has been fighting speeding tickets since 2011 and we have the requisite experience and know-how to take on your case.

The Benjamin Goldman Law Office provides all motorists with a free consultation. You can contact us via text, call, email, or website submission. We will be glad to review your ticket and advise you on your options. Contact us at your convenience.

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