Rep. Slagh’s plan to give local governments the ability to set residential speed limits signed into law

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State Rep. Bradley Slagh’s plan to ensure safer neighborhood roads while saving millions of local taxpayer dollars is now law.

Slagh’s plan allows communities to have a standard 25 mph residential speed limit unless otherwise posted.

“Communities will now have a common-sense speed limit on their local streets to increase safety and significantly reduce costs of speed limit signage while they still have the ability to set and post other limits,” said Slagh, of Zeeland.

Many Michigan communities have been forced to spend more taxpayer money because of changes made to state laws in 2016 that require costly studies and signage to have and enforce a 25 mph speed limit on residential streets.

House Bill 4118 is now Public Act 31 of 2019.