The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) reminded its licensees that, as of August 1, New York City will be issuing speed camera violations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized by State law to operate speed cameras in 750 school speed zones across the five boroughs, and speeding will result in a $50 ticket.

“Speeding in our City continues to be both dangerous and illegal,” noted the TLC. “In order to drive safely and avoid camera violations, you should always drive at or below the speed limit. Although New York City reduced its speed limit to 25 mph in 2014, speeding continues to remain a critical factor in fatal crashes. Even a small difference in vehicle speed makes a big impact in terms of safety – a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle traveling at 30 mph is twice as likely to be killed as a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 mph.”

If you have additional questions about the speed camera program, click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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