Great Lakes Crossings Has Major Traffic Improvements This Year

I know that traffic on the lots at Great Lakes Crossings and on the surface streets has been a problem in years past.  It is fun to have some holiday hustle and bustle but it got to be too much at certain points. Taubman Company, owners of Great Lakes Crossings Outlets also recognized the problem […]

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Ask a Trooper: If stop light stays on, can I go?

I came across this article on MLIVE and thought you might be interested. These are questions we frequently hear as well. The laws are basically the same in Grand Rapids as in Auburn Hills. GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Ever sat at a red light and felt certain that vehicle sensors don’t know you’re there? We […]

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A Driver Thanks Us For a Traffic Ticket

I have said it many, many times:  traffic tickets are about changing driver behavior from unsafe to safe.   Traffic tickets are not supposed to be about revenue enhancement (although I know that they are seen that way by some drivers and by some courts and municipalities).  Tickets are a way to get people to drive […]

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Distracted Driving

Streaming video, selfies, anything that takes your eyes and attention off the road while driving can be deadly to you and others. When you are behind the wheel – just drive.  

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Back to School Traffic Safety–Sgt. Jeremy Stubbs

Guest Blogger – Sergeant Jeremy Stubbs, Directed Patrol Unit Back to School Safety Students return to the classrooms on September 8th.  Providing students a safe route to school is one of the department’s top priorities.  Please be aware of the increased presence of student walkers and bicyclists as well as increased traffic around school campuses […]

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Summer of Safety

Take safety along with you this summer – remember bike helmets, buckle up and make sure you have a designated driver whether in a car or on a boat. Have a fun and safe holiday!  

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When to Have That Difficult Conversation with a Senior Driver

Recently we have had a few situations involving older drivers that gave us cause for concern.  In one case, the driver had more than one crash in a short period of time.  The driver told the officer that they didn’t know how their car was damaged although it was pretty significant.  In another the driver drove […]

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It is just plain scary

What is with all the bad driving lately?  Just this morning on my way to work as I waited at an intersection to cross, I saw cars slamming on their brakes to avoid hitting the car ahead of them due to backed up traffic.  It seemed to me that if the driver had been attentive […]

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Helping High School Students Have a Fun, Safe Prom Season

Guest Blog by Directed Patrol Officer Chris Mahon The Auburn Hills Police Department’s, Directed Patrol Unit and School Resource Officer Bryan Chubb worked in conjunction with the Avondale High School on 05/05/2015 to promote safe driving during prom season and throughout the rest of the year. The focus was to educate students about the dangers […]

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