Category: Child Car Seat Safety

September 17, 2015

Our auto accident attorneys always receive important questions regarding Michigan’s child car seat law. The latest involves when it’s legal and safe to move your child from the back seat to the front: Q. My son is 7 years old and almost 4′ 9″. Is it permissible (and safe) for him to sit in the …

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July 23, 2015

As an auto accident attorney, I’ve been getting more and more questions about the right age, weight and height children must be to abide by Michigan car seat laws. The latest has to do with children sitting in the front seat: Q. My daughter will be 8 years old in 6 months. She is tiny, …

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July 17, 2015

Our attorneys are parents too. And we often receive questions from friends on what Michigan’s car seat laws are, and other tips for protecting our children when they’re traveling in the car. Here’s an email we received on when to switch a child from a car seat to a booster seat: Q. At what age, …

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May 12, 2015

Many questions about teens and their driving permits are rolling in now that spring is upon us. These questions seem to be focused on the circumstances that new drivers are allowed to drive under Michigan’s teen driving law, which is a graduated driving law that has restrictions on when a new driver can get behind …

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April 13, 2015

General rule says no more than one friend under 21; exception for ‘authorized activities’ such as going to and coming from school I always get lots of questions on this blog and website about Michigan’s graduated drivers license program. And in just the last two weeks, I’ve received questions from drivers-in-training in Michigan about who …

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February 10, 2015

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Michigan’s car seat law. Very few laws involve so much confusion. Everyone has heard something different about what age and what size a child has to be to remain in their car seats. So, here’s Michigan’s car seat law in three simple steps: Children under 4 years …

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January 27, 2015

Intel Smart Clip will send alert to your smartphone if you’ve left a child in the car – before it becomes a tragedy in the heat It may be freezing now in Michigan, where I practice law, but I just read an interesting story in the Detroit Free Press  on a new safety device aimed …

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January 21, 2015

I recently received a common question as to the legal age a child must be to ride a motorcycle or ride on an adult’s motorcycle. Q. What age does a child have to be to ride on their parents’ motorcycle? There are too many laws! A. Well, there may be too many laws, but the …

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December 24, 2014

Brandon shares teen driving safety tips and personal case stories with students at Walled Lake Northern High School Teens are taught that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal. But it’s another thing for them to hear about real-life consequences from an attorney who helps people hurt in car accidents involving drunk driving – and …

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