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Brooklyn Looks to Slow Zones to Curb Speeding

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) launched a Neighborhood Slow Zone program this fall that reduces speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph and adds safety measures, such as speed bumps, within a select area. The first and currently only existing Slow Zone in the city was created in the Claremont section of the Bronx in late November. Now several neighborhoods in Brooklyn are applying for their own Neighborhood Slow Zones, hoping to make their streets safer.