Lawmaker to introduce legislation to raise highway speed limits - WNEM TV 5

Lawmaker to introduce legislation to raise highway speed limits

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Are 75 mph speed limits right for Michigan? Are 75 mph speed limits right for Michigan?
LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

The Michigan State Police and some lawmakers say it's time to boost speed limits across the state.

Republican state senator Rick Jones plans to introduce legislation next month to increase the limits.

The former county sheriff says the measure would also reduce speed traps.

Michigan State Police sergeant Dwayne Gill says studies show slower does not necessarily mean safer.

Gill said speed limits on some freeways in Michigan should be boosted to 75 miles-per-hour or more, and that other adjustments would maximize safety and traffic flow.

TV5 wants to know what you think -- should highway speed limits be raised, and if so, how high? Leave us a comment below and we may read it on our evening newscast.

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