Question: When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive? If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th. On that date, the un-posted speed limit will be lowered to 25 mph. (This new un-posted limit, of course, does not apply to NYC highways which have a default speed of 50 mph).
The lower speed limit is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign to make the streets safer, and is expected to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities. Meanwhile, motorists can expect routine enforcement of the new limit resulting in numerous speeding tickets. Speeding tickets are nettlesome because they can adversely affect your insurance rates, lead to a Driver Assessment Responsibility Fee and even suspension.
Given the new law, we thought it would be helpful to provide a chart of how points are assessed for speeding violations:
1-10 mph over: 3 points
11-20 mph over: 4 points
21-30 mph over: 6 points
31-40 mph over*: 8 points
41+ mph over*: 11 points
With the new law taking affect shortly, it is a good time to remember to be vigilant in monitoring your speed, the signage and road conditions. Drive safe!!