speed limits

7:43 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Speed Limits on Rural Highways Could Go to 80 Miles Per Hour

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Bills have been introduced in both the state House and Senate
LANSING - Speed limits could go up to 80 miles per hour on rural expressways and points on drivers' licenses for tickets of 5 miles per hour or less would be eliminated under a package of bills that is up for consideration in the state House of Representatives this week.
11:04 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Some Battle Creek officials object to speed limit increase

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Traffic study resulted in five mile per hour increase on some stretches of Columbia Avenue.
Sgt. Brad Palmer stared at the radar gun Thursday morning as traffic flowed by on Columbia Avenue. "53," is all he said, switching on red and blue lights on his patrol car and pulling from the drive to chase the speeding dark SUV.
1:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Senator wants to raise speed limits

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Senator Rick Jones says speed limits should match traffic patterns—and in parts of Michigan that means increasing speeds.
A Republican state senator from Grand Ledge says posted speed limits in Michigan ought to be higher and based on scientific studies, not political opinions. Sen. Rick Jones, former sheriff of Eaton County, said he wants to eliminate costly speed traps for drivers by adjusting speed limits to reflect actual traffic patterns.