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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

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Wants Speed Cameras; State Approval Needed

The cameras would have to be approved by the state Legislature. But so far, the Legislature has shown no interest in a bill proposing 40 speed cameras that has the support of transportation advocates.

01/10/2011