Traffic Alert: Speed limit reduced to 25 mph in White Plains

While most citywide streets will adhere to the new speed limit, there are 10 exceptions.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2024, 10:33 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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Starting today, drivers in the city of White Plains need to slow down as the speed limit is reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph citywide, with a few exceptions.
This change stems from legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2022, aimed at preventing traffic-related crashes and fatalities by allowing municipalities to lower speed limits. In February, the White Plains Common Council approved an ordinance to implement this reduction.
White Plains lawmakers believe the lower speed limit will enhance safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Data suggests that driving at or below 25 mph improves drivers' ability to avoid crashes, and reduces the severity of injuries at slower speeds.
While most citywide streets will adhere to the new speed limit, there are 10 exceptions:
  • Bryant Avenue
  • Central Avenue
  • Central Westchester Parkway
  • Mamaroneck Avenue
  • North Broadway
  • North Street
  • Old Mamaroneck Road
  • Tarrytown Road
  • Westchester Avenue
  • White Plains Avenue
Drivers should pay attention to posted signs in these areas. City officials plan to install approximately 300 new signs throughout the city to indicate the new 25 mph speed limit.


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