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Bill to give local governments more control in setting speed limits receives

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Republican state Representative Bradley Slagh introduced the bill

Cities and counties in Michigan currently have to monitor existing vehicles speeds if they want to adjust speed limits on their roads. That law could force municipalities to raise permitted speeds on a road when they wanted to lower them.

The bill passed by the legislature removes some of those requirements, which could reduce costs for local governments.

Republican state Representative Bradley Slagh introduced the bill. It would also allow cities to enact lower speed limits if speeding poses a safety hazard.

“[I]t was an all-around how do we just take care of speed limits, and maybe do that in a way that that is a little more realistic. And obviously, the local governments were very much in favor of it.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign the bill when it reaches her desk.

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