The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a speed enforcement initiative conducted citywide this past weekend. Officers issued 736 speeding summonses to motorists. The initiative is a part of the NYPD’s efforts to limit speeding and traffic infractions that cause death and injury.
Traffic fatalities are down 30 percent over the past decade but speeding remains the leading contributor of collisions citywide.
There were 266 summonses issued in Queens, 213 in the Bronx, 113 in Brooklyn, 97 in Manhattan and 47 in Staten Island.
The anti-speeding initiative began on Friday, October 11th and ended on Sunday, October 13th.
The city has established 14 neighborhood “slow zones” and is in the process of finalizing 15 additional. Nine-hundred and ten speed bumps have been installed, and anti-speed zones near 146 schools have been implemented in the last six years.
Various initiatives to combat speeding include the city’s first speed cameras installed earlier this fall, the neighborhood slow zones, and speed bumps.
The NYPD encourages safe driving and reminds the public to obey the speed limit, which in New York City is 30 miles per hour on local streets unless otherwise posted. It is against the law to exceed 50 mph in New York City.
Speeding fines start at $90 and can be as high as $600. Drivers earn from 3 to 11 penalty points for speeding infractions.