The speed limit on all New York City streets is now 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted. By getting New York drivers to slow down, we will prevent crashes, protect New Yorkers from injury and save lives. Lowering the speed limit to 25 MPH was one aspect of the Mayor’s comprehensive Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.
On average, every two hours, another New Yorker is killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash. And speeding is often the cause of these fatal crashes.
The faster a vehicle is travelling, the more time a driver needs to stop when something unexpected happens – meaning collisions are more likely. And crashes which happen at higher speeds are more deadly- a pedestrian struck by a vehicle travelling at 25 MPH is half as likely to die as a pedestrian who is struck by a 30 MPH vehicle.
The new 25MPH speed limit affects all NYC streets, except those where a different speed limit is posted. The speed limits on our highways will remain the same. Some larger streets, which have been designed to accommodate faster speeds will remain at 30 MPH while DOT evaluates these locations. Other streets, particularly streets near schools, may have lower speed limits posted. All streets that do not have a posted speed limit have a speed limit of 25 MPH.
Questions? Please visit nyc.gov/visionzero.
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The speed limit on all New York City Streets is now 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
On average, every two hours, another New Yorker is killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash – and speed is often the primary cause.
Please help raise awareness of the new speed limit:
Crashes are preventable. Together, we can save lives.