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Ann Arbor State Senator Rebekah Warren Opposes Higher Speed Limit On Michigan Expressways

Dec 8, 2016

State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)
Credit Michigan State Senate / senatedems.com

Speed limits could soon be going up on some Michigan highways.

The state Senate approved a package of bills that would raise the speed limit on some Michigan highways to 75 miles per hour.

The speed limit could go up on 600 miles of rural, limited access freeways in Michigan, once given final state Department of Transportation and State Police approval.

Ann Arbor state Senator Rebekah Warren voted against the idea.

"I really feel like raising the speed limits on road that are already in disrepair and not the safest conditions of roads is kind of a recipe for disaster for our citizens."

Senator Warren says local Washtenaw County highways, M-14 or US-23, would not be included in any speed limit increase.

It's now up to the state House to give final approval to the speed limit hike before it goes to the governor for his signature.

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