The Traffic Sectionís primary
duty is to ensure the safety of the motoring public. This
section investigates serious crashes and conducts crash follow-up
investigations. Other duties include warrant preparation for
serious traffic offenses and traffic enforcement at targeted
problem areas. This section also manages the school crossing
guards, abandoned vehicles and various other programs.
Motor Carrier Program
The Traffic Section has operated a Motor Carrier Enforcement
program since 1997. The programís objectives are two-fold:
first, to ensure the safety of the motoring public by assuring
that truck drivers are obeying traffic laws and operating properly
equipped vehicles; and second, to reduce potential damage to City
roads by identifying improperly loaded or overloaded trucks.
Handicap Parking Volunteer
This program involves the assistance of volunteer citizens to
help enforce handicap-parking and fire lane regulations.
Participants who meet specific qualifications are responsible for
issuing citations to illegally parked vehicles in handicap
designated parking spaces and fire lane violators. This
program was instituted in 1990. Additional information can
be obtained by contacting the Traffic Section at (248) 871-2630.
a Traffic Control Device
Requests for the placement of traffic control devices, such as
speed bumps or stop signs, should be made to the Cityís Traffic
Engineer at (248) 871-2560.
Michigan law requires a written report to be filed if the crash
occurred on a public roadway and resulted in an injury or combined
damage in excess of $1,000. It is often easiest to report a
traffic crash at the time it occurs. Officers will respond
to the scene when summoned to file such a report. If you are
filing a traffic crash report at a later time or date, you will
need to contact the other involved party or parties and schedule a
mutually acceptable time for all parties to appear at the station.
If possible, you should drive the involved vehicle so the officer
taking the report may inspect the damage. Reports can be
made 24 hours a day at the front desk of the police station.
Fines for traffic offenses are
established by the 47th District Court. Click on the 47th
District Court option on the main web page for information.
Requests to schedule hearings to appeal a citation should be
directed to the court by the date indicated on the front of the
citation. The court can be contacted Monday through Friday
from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at (248) 871-2900. In addition, the
court is open until 6:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month.
The 47th District Court is located behind the Farmington Hills
City Hall and Police Department at the corner of Eleven Mile and
Orchard Lake Roads. The court address is 31605 West Eleven
Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.