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New Rule: Lowered Speed Limits on Some NYC Streets

5 MPH Reduction on Nine NYC Streets

Traffic crashes have impacted New York City tremendously, which is why its Vision Zero initiative prioritizes road and highway safety through projects and legislation. The goal of Vision Zero is to minimize and eradicate traffic crashes and subsequent injuries and fatalities to make NYC safe for all.

This mission is demonstrated in NYC’s recent speed limit changes to nine of its high-crash roads. The speed limits across 25 miles of the city’s major streets will be lowered by 5 MPH, which can enhance public safety while increasing the number of traffic tickets issued.

The NYC streets that will be affected by this recent rule include:


  • Flatbush Avenue from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard, 0.8 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH
  • Shore Parkway Service Road from Bay Eighth Street to Plumb Third Street, 4.8 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH
  • Dahlgren Place from 86th Street to 92nd Street, 0.3 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH


  • Riverside Drive from 165th Street to 181st Street, 0.8 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH


  • Bruckner Boulevard from East 135th Street to Pelham Bay Park, 6.5 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH
  • Webster Avenue from East 233 Street to East Gun Hill Road, 1.2 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH


  • Rockaway Boulevard from 150th Ave to Third Street (Nassau County border), 2.5 miles: 40 MPH to 35 MPH
  • Northern Boulevard from 114th Street to Glenwood Street (Nassau County border), 7 miles: 30 MPH to 25 MPH

Staten Island:

  • Targee Street from West Fingerboard Road to Broad St, 1.8 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)

How Will This Impact Me?

Many NYC drivers, especially longtime residents, may have trouble acclimating to this new rule right away. There is a significant chance that more traffic tickets will be issued to motorists who simply aren’t used to these reduced speed limits.

Our New York traffic lawyers understand that these changes will take time getting used to, but unfortunately, the police will not. You will get a traffic ticket if you are caught speeding, even if it’s only 5 MPH above the recently revised speed limits. Thus, we urge you to retain proven representation from a former NY traffic court judge at Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C. to fight your traffic ticket.

To get started on your defense, contact us online or call (212) 235-1525 now!

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