Residential speeding enforcement stepped up on Grosse Pointe Shores streets

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published September 7, 2022

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GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Speeders on residential streets in Grosse Pointe Shores, take your foot off the gas pedal or risk getting pulled over and possibly ending up with a ticket.

After getting a number of complaints about speeders on Woodland Shore Drive, Crestwood Drive, Lochmoor Boulevard and Roslyn Road, Shores Public Safety Director Kenneth Werenski said the department stepped up enforcement on those streets, with officers stationed strategically on those roads to monitor for speeders.

During a 12-hour period on Woodland Shore, for example, he said his officers pulled over 18 motorists for driving 10 or more miles over the speed limit. Most of the drivers were given a warning, although Werenski said two of those motorists did get tickets.

It’s not necessarily people from other communities who are lead-footing their way through the neighborhood.

“We stopped a lot of (Shores) residents,” Werenski told the Shores City Council at an Aug. 16 council meeting. “Our own people are a little guilty” of traffic infractions.

Werenski said the special enforcement focus on these streets will continue through September in an effort to slow down drivers and increase awareness of the need to be more cautious in residential areas where children might be playing or residents might be walking or riding their bikes.

“I appreciate your efforts,” City Councilman John Seago told Werenski. Seago is a resident of one of the streets where patrols have been increased in recent weeks.

“It’s important,” Werenski said. “That’s a busy street. We need to be out there.”

Werenski said all four of these streets were found to be “high volume” streets, which might account for some of the traffic problems that residents have noticed.

“Good work, chief,” Mayor Ted Kedzierski told Werenski.