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Lawmakers Consider Proposal to Set Speed Limits Differently

 
Lawmakers Consider Proposal to Set Speed Limits Differently
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 4:33am by WOOD Radio News Team

Michigan lawmakers think about letting more roads in this state use the "85-percent rule" to set their speed limits.

Basically, it means if most of us drive a certain speed, that's what the speed limit should be.

Tim Fischer at the lobbying group Transportation for Michigan tells WOOD Radio that studies have shown forcing a lower speed limit does not make for fewer accidents, but rather it increases the number of speeding tickets.

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