Traffic cameras added to I-75 in Upper Peninsula (2024)

NEWS RELEASE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ************************* MDOT updates traffic data website with U.P.



*************************MDOT updates traffic data website with U.P. camera views

March 29, 2010 - Planning a drive in the Upper Peninsula?

You may want to check the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Mi Drive website before you get behind the wheel.

MDOT has added views from 13 traffic cameras at locations on I-75, M-26, M-28, M-35, US-2 and US-41 to the site to help drivers check traffic and weather conditions before they hit the road.

[Shown is the view of I-75 south of Castle Rock Road.]

Detroit and Grand Rapids camera views also are available.The Mi Drive also has also has a link called "Statewide Travel Times" to advise motorists of traffic flow on US, M and I routes throughout the state.

Green lines on the interactive map represent traffic that is moving smoothly, while red lines indicate traffic that may be slowed or stalled.

As before, the Mi Drive site is a quick resource for finding current information about:

- Lane closures - Construction projects - Traffic cameras, and

- Accident reports, roadway speeds and changeable message signs in Detroit.

"The Mi Drive site had over three million page views in 2009, so we know this website is providing a useful service to motorists," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Adding new features and improvements to the Mi Drive site will continue to be a top priority for MDOT. We remain committed to keeping Michigan motorists safe, mobile, and informed."

The site also features several new layers of information on an interactive map that users can turn on and off to display information about toll bridges and tunnels, movable bridges, and bridge weight class and clearance information statewide.

Motorists using Mi Drive can access information about wait times at toll bridges and tunnels and learn whether movable bridges in the Bay area are open or closed to traffic.

Commercial truckers and dispatchers can use the bridge weight and clearance information to plan routes for oversize and overweight loads prior to submitting a permit application to MDOT's Real Estate-Utility Coordination and Permits Section.

The revisions to the site were made by MDOT and the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB), in cooperation with the state's Center for Shared Solutions and Technology Partnerships and the Intelligent Transportation Systems program office within the MDOT Division of Operations.


Traffic cameras added to I-75 in Upper Peninsula (2024)


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Any tickets claiming to come from a camera are likely a scam. Only Michigan law enforcement officials can issue tickets. While red-light cameras have not been used in Michigan, they are being used in more than 20 states.

What is the Michigan traffic camera app? ›

The new app is a mobile version of the MiDrive traffic information website, It allows users to see real-time traffic information, accidents and construction, traffic cameras and a variety of other information quickly and easily on a smart phone or tablet.

Can you get a ticket in the mail in Michigan? ›

Michigan driving defaulters usually get notified of their tickets through the mail. However, individuals who did not receive mail notifications can check their driving records through the Michigan Secretary of State website.

Does Michigan allow speed cameras? ›

While more than 20 states in the US are currently using cameras to issue tickets to speeding drivers or motorists who run red lights, Michigan is not one of them. (If you get a notification that you're being cited for a moving violation because you were caught on camera, that communication is likely a scam.)

What is smart camera for traffic surveillance? ›

A smart camera is a self-contained, standalone vision system with built-in image sensor in the housing of an industrial video camera. The vision system and the image sensor can be integrated into one single piece of hardware known as intelligent image sensor or smart image sensor.

What is the app that tells you where cameras are? ›

Sygic GPS Navigation contains the location of thousands of fixed speed cameras. Just drive with the app turned on and you'll be warned when a speed camera appears on the road ahead of you. Our fixed speed camera database will help you to be safer on the road and avoid costly tickets.

What is a traffic control device Michigan? ›

70. "Traffic control devices" means all signs, signals, markings, and devices not inconsistent with this act placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.

What are the laws about cameras in Michigan? ›

It is a felony to install or use a device to observe, photograph, record sounds or images, or eavesdrop on a person in a private place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from surveillance or intrusion without the person's consent. Mich. Comp. Laws § 750.539d.

Does Michigan have traffic cameras? ›

Because Michigan doesn't use red light cameras, any tickets claiming to come from a camera is likely a scam. Only law enforcement officials can issue tickets. If you are unsure whether your ticket is legit or not, call the court to check.

Are speed traps legal in Michigan? ›

While this type of traffic enforcement can be frustrating for motorists, it is generally legal in all states. Law enforcement agencies and police departments use speed traps for several reasons.

What happens if you run a red light in Michigan? ›

In Michigan, running a red light typically results in a penalty of: 3 points added to a driver's license. Points accrued due to traffic violations remain on a driving record for two years from the date of conviction.

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