Armada, Michigan Speed Traps
Coming into Armada on Armada Ridge, both from the east and west, the speed drops from 55 to 25 with very little warning, unless you’re a local and know to slow down before you see the signs. The east side is by St. Mary’s church where the cops blend in on the side of the road there and when you see them, it’s too late. Sometimes they sit in the church parking lot. On the west side of town the 25mph sign is half hidden with overgrowth. If you don’t know it’s there, it’s easy to miss. Either way — be careful driving through Armada. There are lots of places for speed traps there.
Police sit at the Village limit signs where speed reduces suddenly from 55 to 25 when North Avenue changes to Fulton Street(name change only). A former officer rates the area a "cash cow" Along with Main street east and west of town,(the town is only one square mile in area. I have heard of tickets being written for only a couple of miles over the speed limit. Be careful this is their only source of revenue in the village.
South, out of town on North Avenue, the speed limit stays at 25 mph although one would assume, by volume of traffic and thinning of houses, that it should probably increase. The cop(s) know this, and use it as a major revenue maker. They give No breaks or cut any slack.
Officers hide in the shadows of the trees bordering the south end of the fair grounds. They tend ignore local adults they recognize but are quick to ticket younger drivers and people on their way to and from the Armada Flea Market, less than a mile east of that point, particularly on Sunday mornings.
They lurk in the shadows under the trees on the west side of the road, by the grain elevator. The speed limit drops from 55 to 25 when you cross the village limits immediately north of the Capac State Bank on the east side of the road.