LANSING (AP) – A package of bills that would raise speed limits on some Michigan highways has stalled in the House.
The House was a few votes short of passing the main piece Wednesday, which would have revved up speed limits to 75 mph on 600 miles of rural highways. Leaders stopped the voting.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, a Republican from Oxford, says he might drop a provision that would allow the state to consider 80 mph limits on some roads.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
The legislation would raise the speed limit to 60 mph on 900 miles of highway.
Jacobsen says police officers have told him that a 75 mph speed limit is safe in some areas because drivers already are traveling at that speed.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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