Grand Rapids, Michigan Speed Traps
County car will sit in the parking lot of the greenhouse to time cars heading south, coming over the crest of the hill just to the north. The speed limit is 35 but traffic commonly travels at 45-50
Between Lakeside and Cascade there is a church. The police officer will park in the church parking lot, behind a row of trees, aiming down onto Robinson Road. Typically targeting west bound travelers as the road is a down hill grade, which naturally causes cars to travel faster than the posted 35 mph. Tickets are issued at over 40 mph, so there is very little give in mph.
All of East Grand Rapids is 25mph. Enforcement is high at the end of the month and during school hours. All main roads have traffic calming in place.
The State Boys like to sit on the US-131 North Bound entrance ramp coming down from Burton St, and catch speeding motorists who have not yet slowed down to 55mph from the 70mph limit which had ended a mile or so back. The patrols like to work in pairs, so just because you see one cop busy writing a ticket does not mean you are safe to speed past – there may be another patrol car nearby.
Cops lay in wait for people coming out of the little mall,and nail them.