As part of the Mayor’s comprehensive Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries, the NYC DOT will reduce the speed limit on all New York City streets to 25 MPH starting on November 7, 2014. This new speed limit will be enforced by the NYPD and with speed enforcement cameras. By getting New Yorkers to slow down, we will prevent crashes, protect New Yorkers from injury and save lives.
Speeding is the leading cause of fatal crashes. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the more time a driver needs to stop when something unexpected happens. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling 25 MPH is half as likely to die as a pedestrian who is struck by a 30 MPH vehicle.
The new 25 MPH speed limit will affect all NYC streets, except those where a different speed limit is posted.
Learn more about this change by visiting nyc.gov.