Jacobsens speed limit package clears transportation committee

first_img Categories: Featured news,News 02Feb Jacobsen’s speed limit package clears transportation committee The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today passed legislation that will create greater efficiency and safer roads by making common-sense adjustments to our state laws.“I’ve worked on this bi-partisan speed limits reform for over two years now and I’m very pleased with the great progress we’ve made. We did not cut any corners on this one and I am grateful to all who helped aid in its passage,” said Rep. Jacobsen, R-Oxford. “We did not rush this bill package through the committee process and I felt it was important to constantly work with Michigan State Police (MSP), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and many other local authorities to ensure we had the best legislation possible. We were able to put together a fine package of legislation that will make certain safety is our top priority and increase the speed limit in areas where scientific data suggests. While this legislation specifically calls for raising speed limits on certain freeways to 75 mph, we included provisions that also allows for the studying of raising the speed limit to 80 mph in the future.”The bipartisan speed limits bill package includes State Representative Brad Jacobsen’s House Bills 4423-4424, Rep. Rick Outman’s HB 4425, Rep. John Kivela’s HB 4426 and Rep. Charles Smiley’s HB 4427. “We’ve allowed the ability to modify safe speed limit laws by following a simple formula that calculates protection, sustainability and technology to implement changes by utilizing engineering and safety studies and the 85th percentile,” Rep. Jacobsen said. “This is a fantastic combination of safety and common sense upgrades to our outdated speed limit laws.”HBs 4423-4427 now move to the House Floor for a full roll-call vote.######last_img