25 MPH Is Now Officially The NYC Speed Limit

November 7, 2014 | Amy K. Nelson

It took 11 days after the bill’s signing, but on Friday Mayor Bill de Blasio sees part of his “vision zero” plan to fruition when nearly all roads in this city drop to a 25-MPH speed limit.

The move comes amid many high-profile pedestrian deaths, and while it’s only 5 MPH slower, it gives hope to victim’s families that de Blasio’s goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities will be reachable.

Drivers can be fined anywhere from $150-600.

Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, though, that city officials and the NYPD resist blasting the news from a van.

(Photo: New York City Department Of Transportation)