Gov. Cuomo signs law reducing speed in NYC from 30 mph to 25 mphPosted: Updated:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Manhattan Saturday to sign legislation that will lower the speed limit citywide.
The legislation drops the New York City speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has been behind the push to slow down vehicles as it is a key component in his Vision Zero plan, which is intended to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths. According to the city's Department of Transportation, about 4,000 people are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic-related incidents.
Cuomo says with the fast-paced lifestyle that New Yorkers lead, traffic safety needs to be a priority.
In addition to lowering the citywide speed limit, Vision Zero will implement more speed cameras, tougher ticketing and reduced speed zones.
The speed law is expected to take effect in three months.