Livonia Ranked No. 2 Among Worst Speed Trap Cities

Northville was also mentioned in the report by the National Motorists Association.

A cop car sitting in the center of the stretch of I-275, just east of Northville, is pretty common.

And according to a new list, compiled by the National Motorists Association, Livonia is the second worst city in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps. The state of Michigan ranked No. 5 overall on the list of worst speed traps in the U.S. and Canada.

The advocacy group, according to its website, is "dedicated to the protection of motorists’ rights and freedoms. The NMA was instrumental in repealing the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit. Since then, the organization has fought for reasonable speed limits, an end to speed traps, fairer traffic courts and against using traffic tickets to generate revenue."

The report was compiled using five years' data from the organization's website, The National Speed Trap Exchange. Northville also got a mention in the report.

"Motorists who visited The National Speed Trap Exchange within the past five years complained overwhelmingly about opportunistic law enforcement tactics in Romulus, Livonia, Allen Park, Redford, Taylor, Northville and Dearborn Heights," according to a press release by the organization. "They identified 187 specific locations in those seven cities, voting a staggering 6,348 to 842 (88.3 percent) to affirm that each deserved the speed trap label."

You can find a full list of comments on Northville speed traps at the National Speed Trap Exchange website. Users can post areas they consider to be speed traps and vote on others' posts on the site.

Here are the top five cities, with populations over 50,000, with the worst speed traps, according to the list:

  1. Flower Mound, TX
  2. Livonia, MI
  3. Windsor, ON
  4. Hamilton, ON
  5. Mississauga, ON

Come back to Northville Patch for updates.

Cynthia Bullington August 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I both live and work in the city of Northville and have witnesses first hand several speed traps within the city limits. One of the drawbacks of living in a relatively safe community is that the police have relatively little to do thus speedtraps area result. In addition with the loss of property tax revenue traffic tickets add to the city coffers. The excuse is always "it's for the public safety" wears thin. As usual it's all about money.
Joan Anderson August 30, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Livonia police instead of sitting on 275 all the time try some other roads such as Newburgh through the construction zone, 35 as the speed limit that is a joke, Six Mile Rd, between Haggerty and Merriman, Five Mile Rd., you could write so many tickets especially after 8:00 on Newburgh between 5 and 6 Mile Rd. Less traffic and people dont now what a speed limit is.
Chad Vianueva September 01, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I-75 from schafer frwy south to Monroe county, your gonna get popped!


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