If you live in New York state and drive well over the speed limit, drive under the influence, or pass a school bus, it could become a whole lot harder to get your driver's license back.

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has made a proposal to further punish repeat offenders in response to Governor Hochul's call to get "high risk" drivers off the road.

New York State DMV Proposes to Get Repeat Bad Drivers Off the Roads

The Livingston County News said that the New York DMV has proposed changes that would increase the number of points of "dangerous drivers".

This would include such violations as; "alcohol- or drug-related convictions, driving without a license, and any violation involving speeding in a work zone, leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, or striking a bridge."


The Livingston County News also says the DMV wants to increase the amount of points for passing a school bus that has its stop lights on.

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According to the current NY DMV system, if a driver accumulates 11 or more points in an 18-month period, your license may be suspended. The new proposal would increase that time frame to 24 months.

There also could be changes in how you get your license back if it is suspended. The Livingston County New says that the DMV has proposed to lengthen the amount of time they can review amd applicant’s driving history, from the current three years to four.

And last but not least, if you keep on driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, it may become a lot easier for the DMV to permanently yank your license.

9 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- September 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 9/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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