Radar guns on private property?
I know the spot you refer to, Gwen. Traveling northwest on Mercury, the road dips at Gidley Bayou and the speed limit drops to 25 mph at the city limits. That's where the road bends and turns west, and becomes Waverly Avenue.
Lt. Renee Freeman of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety explained that it is legal for police officers to utilize private property for the purpose of conducting traffic enforcement. However, she said it is the practice of Grand Haven officers to obtain permission from a resident prior to doing so.
"Additionally, there are residents who oftentimes call the department or 911 and request traffic enforcement because they feel that motorists are traveling at speeds which exceed the posted limit," Freeman said.
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