Do All Michiganders Follow the Posted Speed Limit?
It's time to step up and tell the truth. Have you ever been pulled over for speeding? Do you feel the need for speed? Have you ever received a ticket or two for speeding?
Yes to all of the above. I've been pulled over countless times for speeding. Why? I have a difficult time adhering to speed limit signs. And that's probably why I've received plenty of speeding tickets over the years.
Does anyone ever follow the proper speed limit on most of our Michigan highways? I can't speak for everyone, but based on what I see when I'm driving on 496 or I-96, and even I-69, drivers fly by me all the time and vice versa.
Just the other day a Michigan driver was clocked going over 100 mph on I-96 and needless to say, he was pulled over by a Michigan State Police trooper.
Here's what mlive.com had to say:
At 9:20 a.m. July 5, a Michigan State Police trooper on I-96 near M-59 in Howell Township recorded and pulled over a motorist going 105 mph on the freeway, well over the posted speed limit of 70 mph, police said.
The motorist who was speeding will have to pay a speeding fine of approximately $200 dollars.
The driver of the speeding vehicle is only 20 years old and he'll receive four points on his driving record.
This takes me back to a time when I was around 24 or 25 years old and received two speeding tickets, all on the same weekend.
I was driving my 1967 mustang through Tawas at around 2 in the morning and didn't see the posted speed limit sign.
After the fact, I was doing 55 mph in a 35 mph zone in Tawas. I got pulled over and was ticketed on the spot.
My destination was Oscoda which isn't far from Tawas. So I made it to Oscoda in a short time after I got my ticket. That was early in the morning on a Friday.
Two days later on a Sunday as I was driving home from Oscoda, I was pulled over again for speeding on the highway. The police officer clocked me at 10 mph over the posted highway speed limit and that's how I received my second speeding ticket all on the same weekend.
These days I do drive the posted speed limit as much as possible. I'm not perfect and I didn't say every posted speed limit out there.
Police officers always remind us that speed kills and they are absolutely correct. It's important to drive the posted speed limit for everyone's safety.