Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reportedly signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways, including increasing the limit from 60 to 65 mph for commercial trucks.
The bills, HBs 4423-2227, will allow the speed limit to be raised to 75 mph on 600 miles of freeways and up to 65 mph on at least 900 miles of non-freeway “M” roads. The bills also increase the maximum speed limit for trucks from 60 mph to 65 mph.
The speed limit increases will take effect only after the state conducts studies to ensure safety is not affected, reports Heavy Duty Trucking.
The increases will be approved if safety and engineering studies show that the 85th percentile of speeds currently driven on those roads allow for it. The bill will also adjust measures used by insurers to determine eligibility for auto insurance.