Dearborn Surrounded by Speed Trap Cities, Says National Report
Livonia was ranked the second-worst city of speed traps in the country.
A cop car sitting on Ford Road just west of Wyoming is a pretty common site in Dearborn.
But where are the worst speed traps in and around the city?
And according to a new list compiled by the National Motorists Association, several cities surrounding Dearborn have some of the worst speed traps in the state–including nearby Livonia, which was marked the second-worst city in the country for speed traps.
The state of Michigan ranked no. 5 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."
Using five years' data from the organization's website, The National Speed Trap Exchange, the company released a list of the worst cities in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps. Dearborn wasn't on it, but several nearby cities got a mention.
"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 Dearborn speed traps at the National Speed Trap Exchange website. Users can post speed traps and vote on others' posts on the site.
Here's the top five cities with populations over 50,000 with the worst speed traps, according to the list:
- Flower Mound, TX
- Livonia, MI
- Windsor, ON
- Hamilton, ON
- Mississauga, Ontario
Do you think Dearborn has any noticeable speed traps? Tell us in the comments.