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Update: Uniform Traffic Code for Cities,
Townships, and Villages

The revised Uniform Traffic Code was filed with the Secretary of State on October 22, 2002 and became effective October 30, 2002. Extensive revision of the Uniform Traffic Code was made to avoid duplication of provisions in the Michigan Vehicle Code.

The following steps should be completed to maintain continuous traffic law coverage

  • Adopt the Michigan Vehicle Code by reference as your primary code. If snowmobile enforcement is done regularly, Part 821 §324.82101 to 324.82160 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Act 451 of 1994) should be adopted as well.

  • In addition, you may also adopt the revised UTC to enforce its provisions as well. (See sample ordinance below)

If you are currently using the UTC as the primary set of traffic ordinances, it is essential that you adopt the MVC immediately.

Reference materials:
Uniform Traffic Code Sample Ordinance - MS Word download

Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships and Villages

Michigan Vehicle Code

UTC Conversion Chart

Also see the One Pager Plus -
Adoption of Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code
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