Category: Distracted Driving

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October 26, 2022

Our attorneys share the list of Jackson County’s Top 10 most dangerous intersections based on Michigan State Police car accident reports for 2021 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re traveling through these areas. This annual list of dangerous intersections is provided by our attorneys to help keep Michigan drivers safe. In 2021, …

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June 29, 2022

The dangers of distracted driving put distracted drivers and everyone else on the road at risk of being injured or killed. Because distraction takes a driver’s attention and mind off the road, distracted drivers are drastically more likely to cause a serious car accident. Studies show distracted driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. …

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June 21, 2022

Michigan’s distracted driving laws prohibit drivers on Michigan roads from texting while driving. This applies to all drivers. In addition, truck drivers, school bus drivers and some teen drivers also  cannot use or talk on a cell phone while they are driving.  Penalties for violating Michigan’s distracted driving laws will depend on whether a person …

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June 3, 2022

The consequences of distracted driving in Michigan if you violate the texting while driving law is generally a “civil infraction” and a $100 fine – with no points on your driver’s license. However, if you cause a crash that injures or kills someone, you may face jail time, a large fine and points on your …

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June 2, 2022

The distracted driving statistics show that auto accidents involving distracted drivers have increased 11% in the U.S. and 27% in Michigan over the last five years. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from watching the road and driving safely. The distracted driving statistics for both the U.S. and Michigan …

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April 19, 2022

Distracted driving includes anything that takes away a driver’s focus and attention from the road. Distractions most often today involve drivers using a cell phone, whether that involves texting, talking, streaming, or even using apps while driving. It is a widespread danger that is unfortunately getting worse every year. Car crashes where the driver’s focus …

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April 12, 2022

April is distracted driving awareness month. Let’s use this time to save lives and prevent car accidents. Distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. It poses serious dangers for all drivers, but especially teen drivers. Research has shown that a driver’s risk of being involved in a car accident increases dramatically when he or …

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March 8, 2022

The Michigan texting and driving law is intended to stop people from texting while operating a motor vehicle. Texting drivers are 23x more likely to be involved in a crash than non-texting drivers. This blog provides an overview of Michigan law as of 2022. The goal of Michigan’s texting law is to help make our …

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January 26, 2022

It’s January, so let’s discuss the Michigan cell phone law 2022 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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