Royal Oak Police will be Cracking Down on Cruisers All Summer Long

Royal Oak Police will be Cracking Down on Cruisers All Summer Long

(Royal Oak Police, June 8, 2019)

Royal Oak, MI- Royal Oak police will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity involving cruisers on Woodward.

It falls on the police every year, once the weather turns warms, to depress any unlawful behavior along the city’s nearly six miles of curbs on Woodward Avenue. Speeding, loud music, and littering are just some of the complaints the police department fields.

The summer-long activity is incredibly disruptive to the otherwise quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods adjacent to Woodward. Woodward Avenue – one of only 31 byways to be designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration – is host to the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Royal Oak is widely considered the epicenter of the one-day event in August, which is regarded as the world’s biggest cruise, attracting classic cars and fans from across the nation.

“We are proud of Woodward’s strong heritage and the role we play in keeping the Dream Cruise a safe event for its fans,” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. “But the neighbors and businesses along Woodard have had enough with the summer-long activity. For the last few years, we have tried just asking motorists to move along and enforcing the more serious infractions, however, it has become like herding cats and it is pulling a tremendous amount of police resources. There is no question that our residents and business owners would like us to take a more aggressive approach to resolve this issue”

In addition to the more obvious violations, the Royal Oak Police Department would like to remind motorists that it is illegal to park on private property without the owner’s permission. Most of the businesses along Woodward have granted police permission to enforce this activity.

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