ROYAL OAK, Mich. (FOX 2) - Royal Oak police are cracking down on cruisers along Woodward Avenue this summer.
Police say every year they get numerous complaints of speeding, loud music and littering. Police say they're taking a zero-tolerance approach to all of that in the coming months.
Royal Oak is widely considered the epicenter of the Woodward Dream Cruise in August, which is regarded as the world's biggest cruise. But neighbors and nearby businesses say they have to deal with cruising activities throughout the whole summer.
"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"
This is also a reminder from police that it's illegal to park on private property without the owner's permission. Royal Oak police have gotten permission from several businesses along Woodward to enforce this.