“The War On Cars Continues” – NYC Set To Lower Speed Limit To 20 MPH

A new bill in Albany would give New York City the power to lower the already low speed limit on most streets even further.

By FrumNews.com

What’s Happening?

A new bill in Albany would give New York City the power to lower the already low speed limit on most streets even further.

The NY State Legislature currently has the power over the speed limit control on NYC streets. This bill would give that power to the far-left progressive New York City Council. The City would be able to lower the speed limit to 20 MPH on most roads and lower the speed limit to 10 MPH in school zones.

The current speed limit in New York City was set in 2014 under the banner of “Vision Zero,” which was the first citywide speed reduction in half a century.

The City Council as well as Mayor Eric Adams would still need to sign off on the change.

The bill authors claim that Vision Zero lowered pedestrian deaths by as much as 36%, and therefore, this bill would lower it.

In late 2022, the state legislature allowed the City to activate its speed cameras 24 hours a day. (The city’s over 2,500 automated speed cameras were previously authorized by the state to operate only on weekdays, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

The bill comes as Lower and Midtown Manhattan is set to be slapped with a $15 toll just for entering the area with a car, on top of existing tolls.

Going Forward

FrumNews.com is all for street safety, but for common-sense traffic safety.

If NYC actually wants to stop “traffic violence,” it would implement curbside daylighting, which would remove the last parking spot by all intersections for better visibility. Another alternative would be adding more speed bumps to local roads, or narrowing lanes on wide boulevards.

Lowering the speed limit is only a gotcha ticket scheme backed by the left’s war on cars, that will further penalize drivers into being unable to afford their cars anymore and forced into the crime-filled, homeless and drug-infested subway system, that is mismanaged by the MTA.

This ultra-low speed limit will have zero effect on the most reckless of drivers, who are criminals and violent gang members driving throughout this great city with untraceable counterfeit paper license plates that don’t abide by any speed limits.

Furthermore, some radical politicians in New York State are proposing that after a number of “speed camera tickets” your NYS Vehicle Registration gets revoked and your car gets impounded.

There are already speed cameras on many New York City streets, the most in the nation, with more speed cameras added weekly. On some streets, the speed limit is 15 MPH in school zones and drivers get ticketed even when school is not in session. Just imagine the ticket revenue the city will be receiving when this changes to 10 MPH.

The city’s war on cars continues at full speed.

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  • Messenger service 04/26/2024 | י"ח ניסן התשפ"ד

    This is totally insane they do not mean the people safety. It’s only the revenue. It’s very disgusting ,time to move out.

  • Just me 04/26/2024 | י"ח ניסן התשפ"ד

    Upright citizens should move out of this violence infested , totally corrupt city and leave it to to these low life politicians. Then they can try to enforce these wicked laws on the lowlifes that will be left behind and have no regard for law and order.

  • Concerned NYer. 04/25/2024 | י"ז ניסן התשפ"ד

    War on cars indeed. Vision zero is a vision for a 0 speed limit down the road so there will be 0 cars on the streets. Oy.

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