What speed is considered reckless driving in New York?

I know speeding is dangerous in New York City, but I recently moved to Albany for a job. Since the roads are less crowded, I’ve found myself speeding quite a bit. Is there a speed that’s considered reckless driving in New York?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
Albany is a big change from New York City, but it’s always nice to experience a different part of the state. If you’re worried about speeding, 30 mph over the speed limit is considered reckless driving in New York.
In New York, reckless driving is a misdemeanor charge that can result in some harsh penalties. For a first-time offense, you will face:
  • Up to 30 days in jail
  • Five points on your license
  • A $300 fine
Any subsequent offense can result in even stiffer penalties, with jail time increasing to 180 days.
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