Tag: Michigan speed limit law

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August 25, 2017

Study finds distracted driving, speeding, not buckling up contribute to fatal motor vehicle crashes among new teen drivers. Parents, you’re the key to safer teen drivers

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March 17, 2017

Some want a speed limit increase when there’s more distracted driving, texting on roads than ever — and vital safety cushions to prevent a car crash are diminished

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March 8, 2017

A national study shows a 5 mph speed limit increase resulted in an 8% bump in car accident fatalities — causing 33,000 preventable auto accident deaths over 18 years

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June 6, 2016

House-approved versions Of House Bills 4423 & 4425 would increase speed limits to 75 mph for cars on ‘rural’ freeways; to 65 mph for trucks; and from 55 mph to 65 mph for cars on non-freeways   Are you ready for cars and trucks driving faster on Michigan roadways? If not, then call your State …

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February 24, 2016

MDOT study shows 29% increase in traffic crash fatalities if speed limit goes to 80 mph for cars and 70 mph for trucks, as HB 4423 proposes Yesterday, I wrote about two recent MDOT-sponsored studies from 2014 and 2015 showing that increasing Michigan speed limits will cause a nearly 30% increase in motor vehicle accident …

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February 23, 2016

Why are lawmakers like Rep. Jacobsen and Sen. Jones ignoring MDOT traffic studies showing that higher speed limits will increase traffic deaths and crashes?   The bills to increase Michigan’s speed limits, which include Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R-Oxford)’s House Bill 4423, stalled out in the Michigan House of Representatives last Wednesday. That’s a good thing. …

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February 5, 2016

Lawmakers describe HB 4423 as increasing speed limit to 75 mph; but 80 mph appears to be the real destination  Here’s my take on the attempts to raise speed limits to 80 mph so far. Initially, Michigan lawmakers wanted to increase the speed limit on some Michigan freeways to 80 mph. But the public opposition …

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October 21, 2015

Steve Gursten appears on Fox 2 News “Let it Rip” on high speed car accidents – Sen. Rick Jones tries to avoid the subject Last Sunday morning, I the pleasure of appearing on Fox 2 News “Let it Rip,” hosted by fellow attorney Charlie Langton and Roop Raj. The interview was on House Bill 4434, …

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October 9, 2015

But U of M study shows serious injury and fatality rates jump when speed limits raised For the third time in the last year or so, there’s a new proposed bill that would raise the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on rural freeways. House Bill 4423, proposed by Rep. Brad Jacobsen (R-Oakland County, …

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