Dozens of Drivers Pulled Over on Saginaw Highway

By: News 10
By: News 10

The first week of a traffic safety initiative in Eaton County's Delta Township was a success.

Deputies made 122 traffic stops on Saginaw Highway, between Waverly and Nixon Roads, last week. Of the 122 stops, 36 drivers were given tickets, while 86 drivers were given verbal warnings. Deputies also made 6 arrests, on warrants and traffic-related offenses.

The Eaton County Sheriff's Office implemented the traffic safety project after learning 47% of the accidents in Delta Township so far this year have happened on that stretch of Saginaw Highway.

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  • by Lori Turner Location: East Lansing, MI on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    To Mark from GL... I'd just like to point out that the weigh stations are never open so you can't count those as legitimate check points. Just sayin.'
  • by Josh on Dec 10, 2012 at 06:28 AM
    Maryann - Stop using the word "communist", it doesn't mean what you think it means. The article mentions no police "checkpoints" and even if the sheriff was doing it, that wouldn't be evidence of "communism" it would be evidence of a fascist police state, which has nothing to do with communism.
  • by Gary Location: Lansing on Dec 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    This is good, in my opinion. Many people who drive on Saginaw during the holiday season are pretty aggressive or just plain dumb. I try to avoid Saginaw between Rosemary and Nixon during the holiday season.
  • by Angie Location: Lansing on Dec 1, 2012 at 07:45 AM
    I live on a side street just blocks from the mall and I see hair raising near misses every day. Want to walk to Meijer or the mall? Forget about it, there is too much traffic to cross safely even at the lights (wouldn't want anyone making a turn to have to stop, now, would we?) The stretch between Creyts and Marketplace leaves me white knuckled and I usually end up just taking St. Joe if I want to go that far. I applaud the Sheriff's department and feel that anyone who has a beef with it is probably part of the problem.
  • by Mark Location: Grand Ledge on Nov 30, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    what actions would those be Marryann? Stopping people who are breaking the law. So it now is communist for police to do there jobs? Nothing was said about check points. The police are even telling people via facebook where they will be. They are patroling sections of the road. I have news for you, police have been doing that since I have been alive. What about weigh statins for semi trucks. that's more of a checkpoint than this. I would say that going 65mph down Saginaw is "probable cause" to be stopped. I usually travel at 60 down the stretch between GL and Delta, and I have cars fly by me on nearly every trip. I am not the biggest fan of the Police, but I am glad they are doing something. It's about safety. Those who say it's about revenue are full of it. If that were the case they would have issued 122 tickets, not 36. Free nations still need law and order. Without it there is anarchy, and a nation consumed by anarchy is not free. Hop off the Tea Party band wagon and join the rest of us rational citizens.
  • by Maryann Hunt Location: Dimondale on Nov 29, 2012 at 10:57 PM
    Can we say communist country. What happened to our fourth amendment rights. What happened to probable cause. Having check points is not ok. Are we a free nation, or a communist nations, If we allow this to continue, then we deserve the freedoms we are just giving away everytime we don't fight these kind of actions against the people.
  • by Sue Location: Dimondale on Nov 29, 2012 at 05:40 AM
    What the heck is wrong with you people??? No mention of the idiots that drive like maniacs down that stretch of road? I don't know how many times I've had close calls - to the point that I don't even drive on Saginaw anymore if I can avoid it. CUDOS and THANKS to the officers that are making it safer for us to drive! STOP WHINING and show some appreciation. They make very little money for the risks the take and the hours they work every day. I'll bet every single one of you who couldn't find anything positive to say have the worst driving records and the most tickets in the city. It's always the criminals who diss the cops.
  • by Linda Location: Lansing on Nov 28, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    I'd be happy just to have police drive with their LIGHTS ON AT NIGHT thus avoiding injury to innocent drivers and passengers.
  • by Sara Location: Dewitt on Nov 27, 2012 at 07:39 PM
    I agree I could not tell you the last time I actually saw a patrol car follow any type of driving rules including turn signals. I forgot they are above the law because they are the law.
  • by Ryan Location: Location on Nov 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    D Rock I feel that the ratio of warnings vs tickets was purely for this new article. Come tomorrow and the rest of the Safety Initiative I see the ratio reversing and nothing but tickets. The first part of the week is a "open warning" to the public via the media then it’s open season for revenue like Jeff wrote.
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