Michigan House Bill 5284 – Traffic Control: Speed Restrictions

Bill No.:
HB 5284
Bill Location:
MichiganAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Traffic control: Speed Restrictions; Enforcement of Speed Limit Laws Through the Use of Automated Traffic Enforcement Devices

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NMA Recommendation:

House Bill 5284 was recently introduced and is under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. If passed, the bill would allow for the use of speed cameras on roads and highways throughout the state (not just work zones).

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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