New Speed Limits
Villages may now set 25 miles per hour as the maximum speed within parts or all of their villages. [A 1007-A signed into law on August 12, 2022 amending Section 1643 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL)] However, the law also provides that new speed limits must be in accordance with the engineering considerations and factors for speed limits set forth in the manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic control devices maintained by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to Section 1680 of the VTL, certified by a licensed professional engineer who specializes in traffic operations. This is only a brief summary of the new law and others also are relevant. We recommend you consult with your village attorney.