Speed Discussion

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The State Department of Transportation and the Michigan State Police will increase the speed limits by 10 miles per hour in parts of East Lansing. Some residents, however, say that’s a dangerous proposition.

Saginaw Highway in E. Lansing will go from 35 MPH to 45 MPH.

Parts of Grand River will increase from 25 MPH to 35 MPH.

But some residents during a city meeting say the increase will lead to dangerous driving, a threat to pedestrians and a menace for the schools that reside close to the roads.

State police say the increase is just an update to the speed limit, claiming that more than 80% already exceed the speed limits by about 10.

Authorities say the result will be less needless citations and a more expectable traffic flow.