Ann Arbor, Michigan Speed Traps
Newport road to the N and S of the M14 bridge (before and after after you pass Forsythe Middle School) is a favorite of officers to run "traffic enforcement." The officers themselves consider Newport somewhat of a cheap target due to the unreasonably low speed limits brought about by resident complaints. However, this doesn’t stop them from occasionally positioning themselves on the road to catch unsuspecting speeders and boost revenue.
After turning right onto Newport from Miller, be wary. Any downhill portion of the road is likely to be monitored by officers running Ka-band radar or lasers. As you approach Forsythe Middle School, be sure not to break 25MPH. It’s very hard to maintain a constant speed on this road, due to several inclines. Officers like to hide in driveways or on shoulders just after these hills. Be diligent. This is NOT the road to speed on, because if you’re doing anywhere close to five-over, they WILL ticket you for it. Be mindful of the "traffic enforcement alerts" published occasionally in the Ann Arbor News. Newport is a common target for these initiatives, and knowing they are going on can help you avoid receiving unfair speeding tickets on an unreasonably marked road.
Driving south on Maple Rd the speed limit drops suddenly from 45 to 35 mph as you pass under the M-14 overpass. A short distance later as you just come over the top of a slight incline, a City of Ann Arbor revenue collector will be waiting on the right shoulder with radar.
You are going downhill (hard to go only 35mph) with a wooded area on your left and open space (athletic fields) to your right. The police sit in a business’ driveway on the right (south) side of the road. I have seen hundreds of people getting tickets from this trap (you see them stopped on Washtenaw near Manchester).
Police wait in parking lot of Raja Rani on left side of the street going north on division during morning rush hour. Speed limit is 25 (30?) which doesnt make much sense for a four lane road. cops love it though, atleast thats what i hear.
4 lane road through residential areas posted at 35. Police constantly sit about 1/2 mile north of Plymouth on side streets and in very difficult to see parking lots. Usually one but sometimes 2 working in tandem.