Detroit, Michigan Speed Traps
W.Outer Drive from Southfield Expressway to the John C. Lodge Expressway. It’s a short-cut between two major thoroughfares in Detroit. Speed posted is 35mph. Residential area including churches and schools.
Exactly where the speed drops from 70 to 55 on the right hand side of southbound 94 Every Day sits a patrol car.
Must have been a random effort as I only saw it once but it was impressive. One radar car would read the speed and in a one mile stretch 8 motorcycles each had a speeder pulled over giving a ticket. I was doing the limit and saw a car coming in my rear view mirror. He passed me and got pulled over for speeding. I drove that route regularly for 2 years and noticed each community took turns getting their share of speeders such as Westgate, Ecorse, etc.on different days. One was a white pick-up truck equipped to stop speeders. Others were the local municipality’s police cars.
The police have been out in force on Mound between the Davison and Mc Nichols (Mc Nichols is also known as ‘6 mile’ locally) area since the early part of this month. Last week, I saw no fewer than 5 patrol cars within this range. What makes this especially odd is that there is only a distance of under 1,000 feet between the two roads! Two of them had cars pulled over. Yesterday (Monday), there were three patrol cars on this stretch of road, all with cars pulled over. Today, I saw one car pulled over a second squad car zooming after another motorist w/ his lights flashing. Why this particular, relatively small section of Mound has been targeted is unclear, but I strongly urge anyone driving through the area during the A.M. hours to avoid it altogether if possible or take extra special care. Nearby roads such as Ryan or Mt. Elliot could be used, although please note that Mt. Elliot ends at 8 mile (i.e., ‘Baseline Road’)
Digital speedometer and photo flash