Kivela Praises Speed Limit Bills Headed To Governor

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State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation that would increase speed limits on some parts of Michigan freeways has gone to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed into law.

The state House approved the bills yesterday that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on freeways in rural areas and to 65 miles per hour on “US” and “M” lettered highways.

The bills include legislation by 109th District State Representative John Kivela that creates a new lower penalty of one point for drivers ticketed for going one to five miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

Under current state law it is a two-point offense.

Kivela’s bill also says the Secretary of State may conduct an investigation or re-examination of a driver if they have six or more five-over violations within a two-year period.