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Old 05-01-2007, 05:32 AM
Location: Michigan
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Jeremy Berman of Royal Oak got a ticket for going 70 m.p.h. on I-696, putting him squarely in the middle of a bunch of confusion about changes in Michigan freeway speeds.

He had heard, correctly, that the Legislature pretty much did away with the 65 m.p.h. expressway speed limit in Michigan last November, except for infrequent stretches -- generally in urban areas with older freeways of outdated design -- where lower speeds are legally justified. But I-696 isn't one of those stretches, so legally the speed limit is 70 m.p.h., despite what signs say.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070430/COL12/704300371&imw=Y (broken link)
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Location: Michigan
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How do people get tickets for going that slow? I routinely do 85+ on 696 and never had issues. Use your eyes people.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:59 PM
Location: Midwest
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The police want to milk motorists until the new signs get posted, no matter what the legislature has actually mandated.

Enforcement on I-696 and I-75 has increased over the years, to the point where it is almost as bad as I-275.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:26 AM
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If he received a ticket for 70, what do you want to bet that, in fact, he was actually going 80 or 85? In my experience, police hardly ever write speeding tickets for what the actual "clocked" speed limit violation is.
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