Improper Passing

New York Improper Passing Ticket Lawyers

Ticketed for Unsafe Passing in NY?

Many drivers are not aware that it is illegal to pass a vehicle on the right in New York City. This is a common driving error that can result in an improper passing ticket, which comes with fines and points on your license.

At Gannes & Musico, LLP, we have extensive experience defending clients against all types of traffic violations. Our unsafe passing ticket lawyers are well-versed in the traffic laws of New York and can provide the reliable guidance and strong representation you need.

If you are facing an improper passing ticket in New York City, call (877) 803-2603 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

What Is Considered Improper Passing?

Under New York law, it is illegal to pass a vehicle on the right at an intersection, except when the vehicle being passed is making a left turn. It is also illegal to pass a vehicle on the right by driving off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the road or highway. 

Additionally, you can be cited for improper passing if you pass a vehicle on the left in an unsafe manner. For example, if you pass a vehicle on the left when there is a solid yellow line on your side of the road, you can be ticketed for improper passing.

NY traffic violations that are often cited as improper passing include:

  • Failing to yield one-half of the roadway (NY VTL 1121)
  • Overtaking a bicycle (NY VTL 1122-a)
  • Leaving the pavement to pass on the right (NY VTL 1123-b)
  • Unsafe passing (NY VTL 1124)
  • Interfering with traffic to pass on the left (NY VTL 1124)
  • Attempting to pass on a curve or hill (NY VTL 1124)
  • Passing where prohibited by signage (NY VTL 1124)
  • Passing a stopped school bus (NY VTL 1174(a))

Improper passing is a traffic infraction in New York. If you are convicted, you will be assessed a fine and receive points on your driving record. If you accumulate too many points in a certain period, you can have your license suspended or revoked.

Fines & Points for Improper Passing in NY

The fines for an improper passing ticket will depend on whether you have any prior convictions within the last 18 months. For a first offense, the fine is up to $150. For a second offense, the fine is up to $300. For a third offense, the fine is up to $450.

Improper passing tickets also carry three points.

As you can see, improper passing tickets in New York can result in significant fines and points on your license. To avoid these penalties, you should hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer from Gannes & Musico to help you fight your ticket.

Why Choose Gannes & Musico, LLP?

At Gannes & Musico, LLP, our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of traffic violation cases. We are familiar with the local traffic courts and can help you navigate the legal process. Our improper passing ticket lawyers in NYC will fight to protect your rights and driving privileges.

When you hire our firm, you can expect the following and more:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Personalized legal strategies
  • Open and honest communication

Our New York improper passing ticket attorneys are ready to help you fight your ticket. Call (877) 803-2603 to get started with a free consultation.

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