House Approves Higher Speed Limits in Michigan
The House approved legislation yesterday in a 56-53 vote to raise the speed limits.
According to the proposed legislation, the speed limits on about 600 miles of rural highways would be 75 mph, and another 900 miles of highways could go up to 60 mph. Earlier, another version of the bill had speed limits going to up to 80 mph, but that was quickly removed.
Obviously, it was a pretty close vote. Democratic Rep. Marilyn Lane said that she voted against it because she feels that faster speed limits on our bad roads will be dangerous.
The bill heads to the Senate now for consideration.
I mean, let's be honest - almost everybody drives faster than the speed limit anyways. Trust me, after living in two other states, we Michiganders drive fast. Very fast. So, does it matter?