by Graham Sturgeon, co-editor
The Perry Township Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday, Sept. 4 to enlist the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) to conduct focused traffic enforcement along M-52 through the township for a period of one month.
The SCSO approached the Perry Twp. Board about adding enforcement on the heavily traveled two-lane highway prior to the Sept. 4 meeting due to a high number of resident complaints of speeding, reckless and careless driving, and passing on the right. The Perry officials agreed to spend $2,500 on the month-long enforcement detail and will evaluate the results during their Wednesday, Oct. 9 meeting.
According to Sheriff Brian BeGole, 90 tickets were issued in the first seven days of the beefed-up enforcement, which began the week of Monday, Sept. 9, with one driver being ticketed for driving 84 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone.