New York State Assembly has approved legislation that would allow
all vehicles to travel at a maximum speed limit of 65 mph on New
York roadways statewide.
which passed the Assembly with a 146-2 vote June 19, has been sent
to the Senate for final approval before heading to the governor.
current law, the Empire State permits all drivers to drive 65 mph
on interstates and other limited access highways but requires them
to slow to 55 mph on other roadways.
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 said.