For a second consecutive year the Coast Guard has ordered an expanded 15-knot (17mph) speed limit for large areas of Biscayne Bay on July 4th. The temporary slow speed zone includes the areas between Turkey Point and the Julia Tuttle Causeway. This safety measure is a direct result from multiple July 4th boat accidents including the deadly accident in 2014 where four people died in a collision near Dinner Key in Coconut Grove. The slow speed zone will be in effect from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. The Coast Guard along with Florida and local law enforcement agencies will have an increased presence during the period to ensure boater safety while transiting the bay during night hours. Below is a chart showing the expanded slow speed zone.
Two years in a row on July 4, the coast guard ordered the Biscayne Bay area 15-knot (17 mph) speed limit. Temporarily slow speed zones including the Turkey point and Julia · Tuttle Causeway between regions. This security measure is from July 4 in 2014, four people, including a fatal accident the ship died in the accident near dinner key in Coconut Grove a direct result of the conflict. Slow zone will be in effect from 7 pm until 11:59 afternoon, the coast guard and Florida and local law enforcement agencies in ensuring Boater safety during the evening hours when Bay have increased. Below is a chart showing slower expansion area.
Source and photo credit: Coast Guard news