MI: Advocates Calls on Legislature to Take Action on Deadly and Costly Speeding Issue

  • June 10, 2024
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Advocates has sent a letter to leaders in the Michigan House and Senate in support of House Bills (HB) 4132 and 4921. HB 4132 would allow speed safety cameras in active work zones on roadways under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and HB 4921 would permit speed safety cameras in school zones. We also support a provision, Section 1106, in the House transportation appropriations measure, HB 5517, to create a speed safety camera pilot project in school zones.

In 2022, 1,124 people were killed on Michigan’s roads, and traffic fatalities in the state have increased 19 percent since 2013. Speeding is a major contributor to traffic fatalities as 27 percent (302) of the fatalities in 2022 involved speeding. Read our letter here.