Senate Bill Would Allow Speed Limit Cuts
ROCHESTER, NY (2008-06-17) A bill has passed the State Senate which would allow several local towns to reduce speed limits to 25 miles per hour.
The bill, authored by Senator Jim Alesi of Perinton, would lift the restrictions banning area-wide speed limits below 30 miles per hour, except in school zones, where 15 miles per hour is permissible.
Alesi says the purpose of the bill is for safer streets by allowing certain towns to lower speed limits.
The towns of Brighton, Greece, Ogden, Webster, Irondequoit and Penfield would be authorized to lower the limit under the bill.
The legislation now goes to the Assembly.