My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Michigan
so i got a question about signage and such.
Ill start from the begging. I pull out of my sub to head south down a 2 lane hwy. Suddenly there is a sign that says road closed / Bridge out.
The only road i see around or even know of to get to where i'm going has a sign No Thru Traffic - Also a sign right behind it flashing saying drive slow.. Both put in place by road crews, the signs on wheels.
Said closed road has never been closed before to "thru" traffic, this hwy has been closed many times. I've always used this said closed road as to go around. Cause there was never a sign before and i actually didn't know any other way around.
Also not sure witch it is, drive slow or don't go Thru , cause that's a word? Also questioning the spelling of this Thru word on signs.
So i go down said No Thru Traffic road, and yes i drove slow . The big flashing one told me to. I'm cruising along having a great time. Mind u i followed traffic this way too, 6 cars ahead of me, and 1 behind me at this time. Going down this forbidden road.
Note- the road is a public road, i know these signs are allowed in this fashion but just to be clear this road is not private nor ever was.
So i'm driving... i'm driving.. and WOOP WOOP that's the sound of the police. He fly's up, passes the guy behind me to pull me over. Yes he passed someone behind me that followed me down the same road, To pull me over. Seems rather fishy but whatever maybe i'm just the unlucky one?
Also Note - I've requested body cam and dash cam footage from said officer, to see exactly what he saw to maybe get back to the point of the other 7 cars next to me and i was the only one stopped. But will get to that when i get the footage.
So my question here is about signage, said hwy is closed i drove up and down it, both sides leading to the closed part. There is no detour signs posted anywhere. Just signs stating that this roads closed ahead, And to not dare use the only logical road that connects me from a to b. I'm wondering are detours like this required when a hwy is closed? Before they can just start closing off any road they want and enforcing these signs? I obviously found a detour on my own after this. Mind you its 30 minutes out of the way. But that's fine, i just wonder if this detour should of been in place before you closed the only known other road to get from a to b? Let me know what you think.
Note - Said road is a long Dirt road about 4-5 miles long, many houses and subs break off on this road also commercial building on this road too.
Ticket for ORD 257-611
Disobeyed Traffic Control Device
Posted Road Closed - No Thru Traffic
That sign that said no thru traffic.. but also Drive slow in giant flashing letters.