Category: Auto Safety

June 12, 2024

In Michigan and nationwide, teen driver-related deaths during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day account for nearly 50% of all teen driver-related fatalities for the entire year, according to AAA. Significantly, teen drivers who are 16-17 years old are 3 times as likely to be in a fatal crash …

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May 30, 2024

The Michigan car accident red light law allows you to sue for pain and suffering compensation and economic damages such as future medical bills and future economic loss if you are injured due to a negligent driver running a red light.  An experienced auto accident attorney who specializes in helping people like you who have …

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May 3, 2024

Leaving the scene of an accident in Michigan is a crime. The penalties include fines, jail and driver’s license points and suspension. A driver who has been involved in a crash must: (1) stop; (2) provide personal information; (3) present a driver’s license; and (4) help secure medical aid for anyone injured. The crime of …

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April 30, 2024

In Michigan, a flashing yellow arrow left turn signal at an intersection means that you must: (1) proceed cautiously, (2) yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, (3) yield the right of way to pedestrians using the crosswalk onto which you’ll be turning, and (4) complete your left turn when it is safe to …

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April 22, 2024

The Michigan yield laws set forth the circumstances in which drivers in Michigan must yield the right of way: (1) when traveling through intersections, (2) when making left turns, (3) when pedestrians and bicyclists are in a crosswalk, (4) when merging onto the highway, and (5) when encountering an emergency vehicle. When people know, understand …

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April 12, 2024

The Michigan elderly driving laws do not take away a person’s driver’s license once they reach a certain age, nor do they impose age-related requirements for obtaining or renewing a license. However, elderly drivers can have their driving privileges revoked or restricted depending on their ability to drive safely. Michigan elderly driving statistics In Michigan, …

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April 9, 2024

The distracted driving car accident statistics show that between 2018 and 2022 auto accidents involving distracted drivers have dropped 30.5 % in the U.S. and 18.4% in Michigan. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from watching the road and driving safely. The distracted driving car accident statistics for both …

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April 8, 2024

The 3 types of distracted driving scenarios (visual, cognitive & manual) can set the stage for dangerous and/or potentially deadly driving situations

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April 5, 2024

Why is the punishment for distracted driving vs drunk driving so different, despite both posing very similar risks of causing a car accident? The science shows that texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash, and drunk drivers are 4 to 23 times more likely. Yet today drunk drivers face jail, …

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