Speed limit bills on their way to Governor Snyder’s desk

speed limit signYou might be able to speed up on some Michigan roads in the near future. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs legislation that was passed today by the House.

People with a lead foot are possibly getting a reprieve. The legislation would raise the speed limit on certain roads to 75-miles per hour. Other roads could get an increase to 65-miles-per hour.

Tom Casperson is Chair of the Senate Transportation committee. He says the speed limits won’t be changed without a safety study first.

“They shouldn’t just go arbitrarily, go change speed limits. We want to make sure the study backs up what we’re saying.”

The Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police would have a year to raise the speed limits.