New York City has a standard speed limit of 25 miles per hour. With the exception of a few high ways and bridges/tunnels that have higher limits, the 25 miles per hour speed limit is enforced in all boroughs. The current speed limit was put in place as part of the Vision Zero project. The speed limit is intended to reduce accidents, reduce congestion, and provide a smoother flow of traffic throughout the city. Speeding in the city is a serious concern for both motorists and pedestrians. In New York the penalty for speeding is determined by how many miles per hour over the posted limit you are going. You will receive a 3 point ticket for going 1-10 miles per hour over the limit, 4 points for 11-20 over the limit, 6 points for 21-20 over the limit, 8 points for 31-40 over the limit, and a person going 41+ MPH over the limit will receive an 11 point summons.
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