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Attorney Steve Gursten in The Detroit News on MI’s new speed limit law

As Michigan gears up to pass a law that will allow drivers to increase their speed limits to up to 75 mph, attorney Steven Gursten weighs in with The Detroit News on the dangerous effect such a law will have.

Here’s what Gursten told The Detroit News:

“As an auto accident lawyer, I know there’s almost an epidemic of distracted driving, with people texting and driving. Now what we’re doing is taking away that safety cushion.”

In addition, Gursten pointed to a 1990 study by a University of Michigan researcher showing fatal crashes increased nearly 20 percent when the state raised its rural highway speed limits from 55 mph to 65 mph in 1987.

You can read the full story here: 75 mph speed limits win final approval, head to Snyder.

Dec. 13, 2016

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