New York state Senate unanimously approved legislation this
week that would allow all vehicles to travel at a maximum
speed limit of 65 mph on New York roadways statewide.
passed the Senate April 1 by a 61-0 vote. The bill now heads
to the Assembly for consideration.
legislation amends the vehicle and traffic law, authorizing
the New York State Department of Transportation and the New
York State Thruway Authority to establish, where appropriate,
a 65 mile per hour speed limit on all roadways in New York
State,” the bill's sponsor, Senate Deputy Majority Whip Caesar
Trunzo, R-Brentwood, wrote.
signed into law, the measure would permit “law-abiding citizens
to legally and safely travel at speeds which modern highways
were designed to accommodate,” Trunzo wrote.
similar Assembly bill – A732 – is in the Assembly Transportation