Syracuse, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Is it legal to accelerate before the speed on a road changes so you're up to the higher speed by the time you pass the

sign?

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4 Lawyer Answers
Christopher N. Luhn
Christopher N. Luhn
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Mechanicville, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You are responsible for and expected to travel at the speed that is posted and that applies to the roadway you are on.

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Kevin Francis McGarry
Kevin Francis McGarry
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Latham, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: No. You are only entitled to accelerate beyond the prior speed limit after you enter the new speed zone (by passing the sign).

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: No. You need to observe the current posted speed limit.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: No, not if it means exceeding the speed limit for the stretch of road preceding the higher speed limit zone.

Tim Akpinar

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