While the housing market seems to have stabilized and may even be on the upswing, values are still low compared to pre-recession levels. Fortunately for the homeowner, but unfortunately for cities, tax bases have decreased as well, which means city revenues are down. As budgets are tightened, some cities may actually be turning to the tactic of writing more traffic tickets as a way to raise revenue—unofficially, of course.
As a Michigan license restoration attorney, I am familiar with some of the most common places drivers have reported experiencing traffic ticket issues. One area to be very careful around is Metro Airport. Interstates 94 and 275 are near the Airport and are frequented by people who are often not familiar with the roads and posted speeds.
Numerous press accounts have reported that between the years 2005 to 2008, the number of tickets written in the area more than doubled. Is it a coincidence that 2008 was when everyone really started to feel the effects of the recession?
The bottom line is this: It’s up to you to get familiar with the posted speed limits of the areas you drive in, be aware of your surroundings, and be very careful, especially around the airport. With an increased level of police vehicles, drivers are more likely to get caught making mistakes or speeding. Any Michigan drivers license restoration lawyer can tell you that careful driving can pay big dividends: avoidance of fines, costs and insurance-rate hikes.
Are you aware of any other ticket hotspots?