What is the New York speed limit?

I’m going on a road trip to New York City to visit a friend. After I pick her up, we’re thinking about visiting some of the bigger attractions like the Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls. I just want to know what the speed limit is so I can prepare for the trip—what is the speed limit in New York?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 20, 2022
That sounds like a great road trip! If you want to make sure you don’t get a speeding ticket, the New York speed limit is a maximum of 65 mph, but only on certain stretches of the interstate.
Other speed limits in the state vary depending on where you’re driving and the population or traffic in the area:
  • 55 mph on urban stretches of the interstate
  • 55 mph on New York State Highways outside of urban areas
  • 30 mph to 45 mph within city limits, as posted
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