Ann Arbor Adopts Michigan Vehicle Code

At its Dec. 6, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council adopted gave initial approval for adoption of the complete Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) as a part of its city code – Chapter 126 Traffic. In early 2008, the council had adopted the MVC, but excluded portions of the MVC addressing speed limits. [.pdf of corresponding Michigan Vehicle Code]

The city of Ann Arbor lost an August 2008 court case in which two speeding tickets issued in late 2007 were thrown out, because the city of Ann Arbor’s posted speed limits did not conform to state law with respect to the number of access points in a half-mile stretch of road, or a guideline that stipulates posted limits not be lower than the travel speed of the 85th percentile of traffic.

This brief was filed from city council chambers. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]