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MSP to crack down on speeders across Michigan for next 3 months

Traffic along westbound I-69 in Lapeer moves past a 75-mile-per-hour speed limit sign near Lake Nepessing Road on November 23, 2022.

Lead-footed drivers in Michigan, beware: Law enforcement is coming for you.

Michigan police agencies are cracking down on speeders statewide for the next three months to cut down on the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries, according to the state Office of Highway Safety Planning.

According to the news release issued Thursday, the number of fatalities has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan State Police agencies will now work overtime conducting speed enforcement from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. 

In 2021, the agency said, 237 died in speed-related crashes on Michigan roads — an 18.5% increase from 2020 when 200 people died. 

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Katie Bower, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, said in the news release that the goal of increased enforcement is to change these risky driving behaviors and save lives.