Speed Limit

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City, TLC Launch ’25 Days to 25 MPH’ Public Awareness Campaign

Workers with the Department of Transportation were handing out flyers Wednesday to drivers on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, warning motorists of the impending speed limit reduction.

10/15/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.

06/20/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Asks For Power To Lower Speed Limits

The New York City Council is asking the state Legislature for authority to lower the speed limit to 25 mph across the city.

06/18/2014

Demonstrators gather in City Hall Park to show support for lowering the speed limit in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates Rally To Support Lowering Speed Limit In NYC

With just nine days left in New York’s legislative session, a rally is being held to drum up support in Albany for lowering New York City’s speed limit.

06/10/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Unveils Dozens Of New Slow Zones To Cut Down On Traffic Fatalities

Traffic lights will be re-timed and enforcement will stepped up in the new slow zones, where the speed limit drops 5 miles per hour from 30 to 25.

05/01/2014

An activist group has posted fake 20-mph speed limit signs around the city. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Hope To Slow Speeding Drivers With Fake ’20-MPH Speed Limit’ Signs

A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.

03/17/2014

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Proposes Lowering Speed Limit To 20 MPH In NYC

The legislation, introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, comes on the heels of a new safety push by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which includes stepped up traffic enforcement and fines from new speed cameras.

01/17/2014

Speed safety sign outside Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead Schools

The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.

10/08/2013

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Connecticut Lawmaker: Drivers Don’t Obey 65 MPH Speed Limit, So Raise It

A Connecticut lawmaker has proposed raising the statewide maximum speed limit to 75 mph.

02/04/2013

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Amtrak Plans Series Of High Speed Tests On Northeast Corridor

Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor.

09/24/2012

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Skeleton Signs Installed To Slow Drivers Down

The Department of Transportation is trying something new to slow drivers down. Electronic signs are popping up throughout the city as part of a scare tactic to get drivers to stop speeding.

05/13/2011

CT School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Mamaroneck Officials Seeking To Lower School Zone Speed Limit

Officials in Mamaroneck want to lower the speed limit in a school zone, but the New York Department of Transportation believes the lights, cross walks and signage are sufficient for the zone and its students’ safety.

02/12/2011

The area in Boerum Hill where residents want the speed limit reduced (Credit: CBS 2)

Boerum Hill Residents Want Speed Limit Lowered

Community leaders are proposing that the Department of Transportation experiment with reducing the speed limit to 20 mph in the traffic area bounded by Court Street, 4th Avenue, Pacific and Baltic Street.

02/10/2011

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