Category: Auto Safety

October 15, 2021

National teen driver safety week, which runs from October 17th to the 23rd, is the perfect time to emphasize teaching teens about the dangerous behaviors that put young drivers at risk, such as distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and not wearing seat belts.  National teen driver safety week is something we all need to take …

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October 1, 2021

Generally, you can pass a school bus in Michigan if it is in motion or its red lights are not flashing. However, if it has stopped and its red lights are flashing, then you must stop and wait until it resumes motion and turns off its lights. Unlawfully driving around one will result in fines, …

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September 1, 2021

The top 10 road segments with the most I-75 car accidents in Michigan from 2016 through 2020 are located in Oakland and Wayne counties. Overall crashes continued to drop in 2020, but fatal crashes on this highway increased. The time of day with the most crashes is 3-6 pm. Driving on interstates, especially in congested …

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August 18, 2021

Before we get into our list of the Most Dangerous Michigan Roundabouts in 2020 we might as well state the obvious; drivers either LOVE or HATE the traffic circles that have been popping up all over the state. This circular design allows traffic to move faster. In theory, they are also safer and proponents point …

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August 10, 2021

It is important to know what to do when traffic lights are out at an intersection. Michigan law requires that drivers treat it as a 4-way stop, which means stopping before entering the intersection, following the right-of-way rules and exercising “ordinary care” as you drive through the intersection. Do you know what to do when …

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July 29, 2021

You do not have to wear a seatbelt in the back seat in Michigan if you are 16 years of age or older. If you are between the ages of 8 and 15, then you must wear a safety belt in both the back and front seats. (MCL 257.710e(3)(b) and (5)) Children under 8 must …

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July 27, 2021

U turns are technically legal in Michigan in that state law does not specifically prohibit them, although cities, villages and towns can do so. They must be “made in safety” and not otherwise violate any state or local traffic safety laws. Drivers using this driving maneuver must always yield the right of way to other …

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July 22, 2021

You can turn left on a red light in Michigan if you are turning left from a 1-way or 2-way street onto a 1-way street if the traffic is traveling in the direction of your left turn. While you can turn left on a red light, bicyclists, pedestrians, and all traffic using the street have …

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July 6, 2021

Texting and driving statistics show that a driver who engages in this behavior is 23 times more likely to be in a crash. The data shows that this is also more dangerous than drinking and driving and even though 94% of drivers think it is “extremely dangerous,” more than one-third still will text and drive …

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