What Happens When You Pay a Speeding Ticket Late?

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The penalty for paying a speeding ticket late varies by state. In Florida and New York, for example, drivers who fail to pay their traffic ticket on time face a suspended license. Late payment also increases the cost of the ticket for the driver in these states.

In New York, a driver that does not pay his ticket on time can be charged with failure to appear in court and a judgment is entered against him. If a driver receives a ticket from a state other than the one issuing his license and does not pay on time, the state issuing the ticket notifies the state issuing the driver's license. In Florida, if the state receives this type of notification, the driver's license is suspended.