New NYC Traffic Laws May Affect Future Civil Litigation

Law360, New York (November 20, 2015, 12:21 PM EST) -- Mayor de Blasio recently approved changes to the traffic law as part of his “Vision Zero” plan to reduce the number of serious motor vehicle accidents in New York City.

These changes include the reduction of the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph on all NYC streets that do not have a posted limit, and the new “Right of Way” law, which, in accidents involving a fatality or serious injury, elevates failure to yield from a traffic infraction to a criminal misdemeanor charge, which could carry up to one month of jail time.

More tickets are being issued to drivers...

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