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Old 03-02-2009, 11:45 AM
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ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS.....

Spring is Coming!

Operation Yellow Jacket



Look out for MI-DOT trucks parked along the road or suddenly appearing behind you pacing you - it could be a Trooper driving the truck. Called 'Operation Yellow Jacket', each Michigan State Police District has a truck cleaned up and ready to go! These trucks have specially modified engines that can virtually catapult the truck from snow-plow speed to intercept speed in seconds. And when the engine boost kicks in, the warning lights automatically change from flashing yellow to the dreaded red and blue!

Starting March 1, 2009, Michigan will launch a 31 day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that $9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets, with an additional $3.5 million in revenue for failure to wear a seatbelt. $1 million will go to pay state troopers overtime. There will be 47 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the main intersections and highways with the highest rates of speeding.

They are the following:

I-75, especially from the Ohio line north to Woodhaven, and again from Auburn Hills to Flint
I-96 east and west in its entirety
I-275 north and south
I-675 north and south
I-94 east and west from Battle Creek to Jackson
I-696 east and west in its entirety
I-196 east and west
US-131 north and south
I-69 east and west from Lansing to Flint and again from Flint eastward to Port Huron.
I-69 north and south from I-94 to Lansing

M-14 east and west from I-94 to I-275
M-39 from I-94 to I-96

M-59, especially from Pontiac to Utica , and from Utica east
US-10 from Midland to Bay City

US-23 from I-96 to Flint
US-27 from Lansing to Mt. Pleasant




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5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers and canceled all vacation time. In addition, they are bringing in all of their part timers on full time for the month. This nonsense will conclude on April 1.



Driving Ticket fine increase in MI:
Starting on January 15th, the price of a ticket for violation of MI Law 39:3-29 (failure to show your driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance card at the time you are stopped) went from $44.00 to $173.00. Please make sure your vehicles have the proper documents in them. If you jump in the car to run to the store and forget your wallet with your license in it and you are stopped.... Oh well... you just spent $173. And the fine for not having all three documents is $519!!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:55 AM
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...and we thought it was all about safety, not the money. Yeah, right..!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:07 PM
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Where did this info come from.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:09 PM
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I RECIEVED IT IN AN EMAIL FROM MY MOM....NOT SURE OF THE ACCURACY BUT I DONT WANT TO CHANCE IT
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:16 PM
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Saw this on the Michigan State Police Site:


March 2, 2009 - Michigan's 'Operation Yellow Jacket' is a Hoax
Contact: Shanon Akans, Public Affairs, (517) 336-6364
Agency: State Police



The Michigan State Police (MSP) wants citizens to know that a widely distributed e-mail message about a "31-day speeding ticket frenzy" in Michigan titled "Operation Yellow Jacket" is completely false. There is no such effort underway at this time, or any time in the future, to generate revenue through the issuance of traffic citations. Citizens should regard the "Operation Yellow Jacket" warning as nothing more than an urban legend.
As a reminder, MSP traffic enforcement initiatives always involve a uniformed officer in a marked patrol vehicle.

Versions of this e-mail have been circulating in cyberspace for a few years. The recent addition of Operation Yellow Jacket comes from a work-zone safety enforcement effort conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police. Several other states including California, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas have also been targeted in this hoax.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:18 PM
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dagnabit, you beat me to it!
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:21 PM
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could be feeding bullsh!t to fool us into speeding....im glad they gave us "REASSURANCE" that its false....kinda odd
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:26 PM
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that is entrapment, i know in Texas that is a big no no. the police vehicle must be clearly marked, not disguised as a DOT vehicle.
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