speed limit http://michiganradio.org en Michigan legislators pondering speed limit increase http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-legislators-pondering-speed-limit-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What matters more to you: Being able to drive faster, or being able to walk or ride your bike without dodging a speeding car?</span></p><p>That's how the battle lines are forming over a package of bills soon to be introduced in the state Legislature. It would allow the state to give drivers more leeway to put the pedal to the metal.</p><p>Tim Fischer is with the Transportation for Michigan coalition and the Michigan Environmental Council and he joined us today.</p><p><em>*Listen to our interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:27:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 16693 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan legislators pondering speed limit increase State police and lawmakers want to boost speed limits across Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/state-police-and-lawmakers-want-boost-speed-limits-across-michigan <p>The Michigan State Police and some lawmakers say it’s time to boost speed limits across the state. Many limits have not been adjusted for decades.</p><p>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.</p><p>“We have had some artificially lower speed limits posted. I believe many of them are posted for revenue, and it simply is not needed.”</p><p>The legislation would require local governments to set speed limits based on scientific studies.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:26:36 +0000 Jake Neher 14032 at http://michiganradio.org State police and lawmakers want to boost speed limits across Michigan