February 22, 2014
New NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio has announced significant changes to improve NYC traffic. DiBlasio’s primary objective is to reduce the number of NYC traffic fatalities to zero. He plans to accomplish that by:
- Instituting a police crackdown on NYC speeding motorists,
- redesigning 50 dangerous intersections and streets each year,
- increasing NYC police enforcement against dangerous moving violations, including speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, signal violations, improper turns/disobeying signage, and phoning/texting while driving,
- getting Albany’s permission to decrease the citywide speed limit to 25 mph from 30 mph,
- increasing the number of red-light cameras beyond the current 120 locations,
- implementing eight new neighborhood slow zones,
- installing speed
- cameras at 20 new authorized locations,
- installing 250 speed bumps, including in neighborhood slow zones,
- enhancing street lighting at 1,000 intersections,
- creating 25 new “neighborhood slow-zones” to help minimize speeding,
- imposing stiffer penalties on NYC taxi drivers who drive dangerously, and
- maintaining an interagency task force to oversee the implementation of Vision Zero.
Vision Zero is Mayor DiBlasio’s plan to reduce the number of NYC traffic fatalities to zero. Read more…
October 21, 2013
If you like to speed in NYC, watch out. Over the weekend of October 11 – 13, 2013, the NYPD gave out 736 NYC traffic tickets for speeding.i
NYPD set up speed traps in all five NYC boroughs:
- 266 NYC speeding tickets issued in Queens
- 213 NYC speeding tickets issued in the Bronx
- 113 NYC speeding tickets issued in Brooklyn
A NYC speeding ticket is a NYC traffic violation that carries both a fine and points on your license.
FINE: $45 – $600
POINTS: 3 – 11 points
September 14, 2011
When I learned to drive and was first allowed to drive on the highways, I did what my parents had done — flashed my headlights to alert oncoming drivers that there was a speed trap ahead so they could avoid a speeding ticket. It was an unofficial way for the community of drivers to protect ourselves against tickets. No problem, right?
Well, it was a $115 problem for a Florida driver Read more…
January 12, 2011
If you’ve done any NYC driving, you probably don’t know the NYC speed limit is 30 mph and you probably can’t believe that it is actually possible to speed. Well, maybe if you’re cruising up 1st Avenue late at night and time the lights perfectly….
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says that the worst vehicle accidents happen because people are speeding, and installing cameras is the solution to stopping the speeding behaviour. Just like a red-light camera, the speed camera would take a picture of your vehicle and you’ll get that photo plus a NYC speeding ticket in the mail. But installing the cameras would require approval from the state Legislature, which has shown little interest.
Do we think this will happen? The State Legislature would have to approve the speed cameras, and so far it’s not showing a lot of interest in a bill proposing that 40 speed cameras be installed at ‘hot spots’.
Read what the New York Post has to say.