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MICHIGAN SPEED LIMITS
Michiganspeedlimits.org is a citizen-run organization focused on how speed limits are set in Michigan, and the effects of car speeds on the safety of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Does setting limits at the 85th percentile result in increased safety?
Studies cited by the National Motorists Association have found decreases in accidents at the 85th percentile speed.
See a presentation by
Lt. Gary Megee of the Michigan State Police.
The U.S. Department of Transportation data show pedestrian fatality rates rise exponentially as car speeds increase, jumping from 40% to 80% as speeds rise only 10 mph:
Meanwhile, Michigan's "Complete Streets" legislation mandates road projects must be designed to be safe for all users, not just cars.
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