In May of 2021, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that the speed limit would be reduced on 45 miles of dangerous roadways across the City. These roadways have some of the highest crash rates across Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. The City also plans to increase the hours that speeding cameras are in operation to crack down on speeding.
Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding accounted for one-third of traffic accident fatalities. Speeding endangers not only the life of the driver but the lives of others on the road.
Locations of Lowered Speed Limits
Most of the speed limits will be lowered by five mph, and the locations are throughout the City. Some locations include:
- Woodhaven Boulevard from Queens Boulevard to Rockaway Boulevard in Queens(from 30 mph to 25 mph).
- South Conduit Avenue from Sutter Avenue to Sunrise Highway in Queens (from 35 mph to 30 mph)
- Pelham Parkway from White Plains Road to Stillwell Avenue in the Bronx (30 mph to 25 mph)
- Conduit Boulevard from Atlantic Avenue to Sutter Avenue in Brooklyn (from 35 mph to 30 mph)
Other locations throughout the City will also experience reductions in speed limits. Most of these reductions will occur in Queens.
Crack Down on Speeding
There has been an increase in speeding in all five boroughs. The City is now looking at measures such as speed limit reduction and traffic camera usage to help the problem. However, it will also take the assistance of the NYPD to crack down on speeding motorists and issue tickets whenever possible. Drivers may gripe about the new measures, but they are necessary for an attempt to save lives.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
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