Driving is considered a privilege and because we do not have a right to drive we should take care to protect that privilege. Suspensions related to traffic infractions may come from the DMV or be initiated by a court.
Court Initiated Suspensions
A court will direct the DMV to suspend a driving license if a driver:
Fails to answer or appear for a ticket; or,
Fails to pay a fine to the court
When the court reports a driver to the DMV, the DMV will send a notice to to the driver that their license will be suspended on a certain date if no corrective action is taken....
A Driver Responsibility Assessment is a fee imposed by the New York State DMV on drivers with certain traffic, alcohol, or drug related convictions. The DMV will mail the bill for this assessment to your home after your case has been concluded and it must be paid in addition to fines, surcharges, and other penalties from the courts.
Pleading guilty to traveling 86 mph on the New York Thruway is enough to incur the assessment and it will cost you an extra $300. This extra penalty has surprised many people.