Northern Michigan Drivers May See More Police by Construction ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Daneff, Elizabeth
Drivers in Northern Michigan will see more police patrols near road construction and increased license points for hazardous driving. Legislation proposed by Rep. Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, would increase the number of points a person could get on a driver’s license for speeding through road construction zones. In addition to the legislation, the Michigan Department of Transportation is cracking down on dangerous drivers by spending at least $350,000 on the overtime costs of added state and local police patrols in construction zones.The department uses a traffic radar trailer to check the speeds of cars passing by. The trailer helps keep speeding under control, but “we think that police presence in construction zones is the number one way to get people to slow down,” said Tony Milo, executive vice president for MRBA.