Category: Auto Safety

January 26, 2021

It’s January, so let’s discuss the Michigan cell phone law 2021 and make this the safest year yet. Key takeaways are that it is against the law for any driver in Michigan to text while driving. Talking on the phone while driving is banned only for teens on a driver’s permit, truck drivers and school …

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January 19, 2021

The Michigan seat belt laws, which first took effect in 1985, have achieved a usage rate of more than 94%. It is a primary offense not to wear a seatbelt, which means the police can stop and ticket a driver for not wearing one. There are different rules for the front and rear seat occupants …

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December 3, 2020

Whether it is illegal to leave a child in the car unattended in Michigan will depend on the specific age of the child and whether the specific circumstances – such as the outside temperature – creates an “unreasonable risk of harm or injury” for the child. If serious physical harm or death results from a …

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November 12, 2020

Car accidents can be caused by prescription drugs. Side effects of many medications can affect our ability to drive safely, increasing our risk of being involved in a crash. Common side effects of prescribed medication include drowsiness and blurred vision, impaired judgment, and slower perception and reaction times. There are many car accidents caused by …

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October 20, 2020

The Michigan teen driving laws are based on graduated licensing to eventually obtain a full driver’s license without driving restrictions. Most teenagers begin with driving restrictions, a temporary driving instruction permit, and a driving examination. As this is National Teen Driver Safety Week, there is no better time than now to talk about the Michigan …

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September 16, 2020

Every driver needs to know about Michigan speed limit laws. There are specific maximum speed restrictions that apply to residential areas, work zones, freeways, trunk line highways and dirt or gravel roads. Some speeds must be posted, while others require no signs. The penalties for speeding are significant. What is the Michigan basic speed law? …

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September 8, 2020

Michigan moped laws have specific licensing, registration and insurance requirements that riders need to know about. Riders also need to know the rules of the road to safely operate a moped so they can avoid accidents with cars or pedestrians and what their legal rights are if they are involved in an accident with a …

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August 10, 2020

Our car accident lawyers provide their Top 10 most dangerous Michigan roundabouts, based on Michigan State Police data for auto accidents in 2019.

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June 24, 2020

Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Monroe County based on Michigan State Police car accident data for 2019 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re traveling through these areas. This annual list of the most dangerous intersections in Monroe County is provided by our attorneys to …

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