MI ‘Speed Trap’ Towns Ignore Mandate To Set Fair Limits


Some Michigan municipalities have ignored a mandate to set fair speed limits because they fear the loss of speed-trap revenue, reports the Detroit News. As a result, motorists who exceed posted speed limits may not be breaking the law since the limits themselves are unlawful under Public Act 85, which requires studies to determine proper speed limits. “I think money is part of it, and I find it reprehensible that communities aren’t following the law,” said State Police Lt. Gary Megge. “In many cases, the problem is the speed limit, not the motorist. Communities have to obey the law, too.”

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