State lawmaker proposes raising some freeway speed limits to 80 miles per hour
A state lawmaker wants to raise speed limits to as high as 80 miles per hour on some freeways, according to an MLive report.
State Sen. Rick Jones believes some Michigan communities are setting artificially low speed limits in order to gain ticket revenue, according to the report. His solution: Lift the state’s 70 miles per hour cap on highway speed limits and be more in line with the “85th percentile” rule.
That rule states speed limits should be set at or below the rate at which 85 percent of vehicles safely travel.
State officials told MLive faster speed limits don’t necessarily mean more dangerous roads.