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Plan to raise highway speed limit in Michigan gaining some traction

The National Motorists Association Foundation
The National Motorists Association Foundation

LANSING (WKZO) -- At least one group is supporting a plan to raise the speed limit on some highways in Michigan. Jim Walker, Director of the National Motorists Association Foundation, says the higher speed limit in some areas would make the most sense for safety and traffic flow. 

Walker tells us that speed limits should be set to match what most people are actually doing, and not arbitrarily like they are now. In this case, he says highways in rural areas ought to have their limits changed to 80 miles an hour. He says that' what people are driving there, anyway.

An effort's underway to get a plan passed like that in the State Senate. Michigan State Police are studying the issue.