Michigan House Bill 5272 – Traffic Control: Speed Restrictions

Bill No.:
HB 5272
Bill Location:
MichiganAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Traffic control: Speed Restrictions; Automated Speed Enforcement System in Construction Areas

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NMA Recommendation:

House Bill 5272 was recently introduced and is under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. If passed, the bill would allow for the use of speed cameras in highway work zones. Once established, speed cameras would inevitably spread to all kinds of roads and highways throughout the state.

The NMA is opposed to automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras, for a number of reasons including:

  • Photo radar can generate false readings
  • This type of automated enforcement emphasizes ticket volume
  • There is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation
  • The driver of the vehicle is not positively identified by the camera which means, by default, the owner of the vehicle receives the ticket whether or not he/she was the driver at the time of the alleged violation
  • Speed cameras have not been shown to improve traffic safety

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