Why Cities Hit the Brakes on Red Light Cameras

The Legislature considered allowing red light cameras in the last session.  Here is why they might not want to re consider it. Why Cities Hit the Brakes on Red Light Cameras.

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Serious Crash This Morning on Opdyke near Pontiac Road

Guest Blogged by Sgt. Brandon Hollenbeck This morning AHPD and AHFD responded to a vehicle crash southbound on Opdyke Road near Kircher Road.  Upon arrival Officer Vanlandeghem found that a pick-up truck traveling north on Opdyke had crossed over and hit a pick-up truck traveling south on Opdyke in a head on type collision causing the driver […]

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Patrol Sgt Brandon Hollenbeck Writes About Quick Clearance for Traffic

Below is training information we are using for our police officers and dispatchers.  We are reviewing our Quick Clearance AKA Traffic Incident Management principles with them in anticipation of the onset of winter driving.  It is good information for you, the motorist as well.   We are asking you to cooperate with us as we […]

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Our Condolences to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office

Our sympathy goes out to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of Deputy Grant Whitaker who died in the early hours of Sunday morning in a one car crash while in pursuit of a white SUV.  The reason for the pursuit has not been released.  The driver of the white SUV […]

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Winter Driving Safety, Traffic Incident Management and You

Every year in the first days of new snow on our roads we experience an uptick in traffic crashes.  I can’t figure out why because it snows here every year at about the same time. It is like people forget winter driving after 6 months of no snow.  Perhaps when you add to it the […]

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Most Beautiful Seat Belt Ad I’ve Ever Seen

I am a traffic safety believer. My son calls me the seat belt Nazi –I enforced it on him rigorously as a child.  And just when I thought he never listened to anything I said, turns out he did hear and he is very careful about seat belts for himself and his family.  I’ll say […]

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AAA Michigan warns motorists not to “veer for deer”

This time of year is particularly problematic for crashes with deer.  This news article from the Detroit Free Press includes a short video on the subject.  Part of the video tells the story of Sgt. Paul Cole of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office near Lansing.  He was killed responding to a call when he tried […]

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Worried About An Aging Parent’s Ability to Drive?

Here is a resource guide that can help: The Michigan’s Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families publication was developed to improve older driver safety by providing aging drivers, their families, caregivers, law enforcement, and the medical community with information about how aging and aging-related changes in health status affect the ability to drive safely.  […]

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More on Great Lakes Crossings Traffic

Traffic went well this weekend at the mall.  No gridlock was seen or heard from.  This was due largely because the contractor was able to stop work over the weekend including the holiday yesterday and open 2 lanes in each direction.  The bad news is that they have to restrict back to 1 lane in […]

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