The Michigan House today approved House Bill 4118 introduced by state Rep. Bradley Slagh to ensure safer neighborhood roads while also helping to save millions of dollars statewide.
Slagh said many Michigan communities will be forced to spend more taxpayer money because of changes made to state laws three years ago that require costly studies and signage to enforce a 25 mph speed limit on residential streets. His new plan would allow communities to have a basic 25 mph speed limit unless otherwise posted – significantly reducing signage costs.
“This plan gives local communities the control and flexibility to ensure our neighborhood streets are safe for our families,” said Slagh, of Zeeland. “Removing this costly requirement will free up money that can be used toward other public services.”
Slagh, who was previously the Zeeland Township supervisor for five years, has worked closely with the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Michigan Municipal League to craft this plan.
House Bill 4118 now advances to the Senate for consideration.