West Olive, Michigan Speed Traps
If you are driving at night the Ottawa county sheriff will leave there bright lights on and blind you till the vary last legal foot, check Michigan state police web site for distance, its only like 200 or 400 feet? if you blink your lights on they will not respond, SO! if you leave your lights on or flick them when your too close. BAM!! Puled over!! and they will treat you like you have just robed a Bank.
Through personal experience and that of other drivers I have spoken with, be advised that the Ottawa County Sheriff Department routinely conducts over-aggressive enforcement and prosecution of drivers for speeding, broken taillights, tired driving and other minor civil infractions. The sheriff deputies have attempted prosecution of misdemeanor charges for drivers involved in even minor traffic accidents including paint scrapes, broken taillights, and scratched bumpers – even when both parties have exchanged information and taken photos. Further, people have reported that this department may offer cash rewards to gas station and convenience stores for contacting the department when a customer has alcohol on their breath. You might come to a conclusion that this department may be armed tax collectors?
They sit right off the highway past a group of trees on the northbound side of the highway. It’s after the animal shelter but before Croswell Street. By the time you see them, it’s too late.
State Police and County Deputies patrol this stretch of highway a lot. It’s very easy to drive of the posted 55 mph. I usually see 2 -3 cars pulled over every time I drive this stretch.
Witnessed laser being used just North of Port Sheldon rd on US-31. Clocking N-bound traffic. Afternoon/evening hours.