Hundreds ticketed in the Bronx during 48-hour speeding crackdown

Hundreds of Bronx drivers were ticketed this week during a 48-hour citywide crackdown on speeding.



The NYPD released the results of its enforcement initiative, and nearly 5,000 people across the five boroughs were stopped for going too fast Tuesday and Wednesday. Almost 800 of those summonses were doled out in the borough. 



The two-day initiative was all part of an effort to make all city streets safer for both drivers and pedestrians. Studies show that someone struck by a car going 40 mph has an 85 percent chance of dying, but at 30 mph, the chance of death is cut by about half that. 



The city speed limit on most local streets is 30 mph, but the NYPD has been adding more slow zones with reduced limits. Fines for speeding range anywhere from $90 all the way up to $600, and may include up to 11 points on your license. 


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