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City speed limit to be reduced to 25 mph

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State lawmakers in Albany voted to let the city lower its citywide speed limit to 25 miles per hour.

Right now, the speed limit is 30 MPH but Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to lower it as part of a traffic safety campaign.

He says it will save lives and make our streets safer.

The measure now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

Traffic deaths have fallen sharply from 701 in 1990 to 286 last year, but de Blasio has proposed several measures to reduce the number further, including speed cameras, tougher penalties on reckless motorists and reduced speed zones.

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