Summer 2000, p.4

No Points for Cyclists

Often cyclists who get summonses for traffic violations are wrongfully penalized with points on their driver's license. The points can cause insurance woes and suspension of the driver's license.

For the record, Section 131.3(b)(7) of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' Administrative Code clearly states that no pedestrian or bicycle violation causes a point value to be assigned to a driver's license. In fact, the code states that no points are assigned for any violation "not resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle." However, if you fail to pay a ticket, your license can be suspended regardless of what the ticket is for.

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