Category: Traffic Laws

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 1, 2021

The most important thing to do if you get a flat tire on the highway is to get yourself, your passengers and your vehicle safely out of and away from traffic. Slow down, but do not stop in traffic. Carefully steer your vehicle to the shoulder, or even better, off the freeway and onto a …

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June 30, 2021

The number one tip for airbag safety for short drivers is keeping a safe distance from the air-bag in their steering wheel. NHTSA recommends that there be 10 inches between the air-bag cover and a driver’s breastbone. This is best achieved by adjusting your seat position or through the use of pedal extensions. Only in …

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June 22, 2021

The 16 year old driving curfew in Michigan is 10 pm to 5 am for 16-year-old teen drivers with a Level 2 graduated licensing status. The only exceptions are when driving with a parent, legal guardian or driver over 21, driving for work (including to and from) or to and from an authorized activity. What …

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June 8, 2021

The best way for how to report a reckless driver is to call 9-1-1. With the information about the vehicle that you provide, the 9-1-1 dispatcher will be able to direct the nearest police officer to make an emergency response. By reporting a reckless driver, you are helping to prevent serious, avoidable crashes. As an …

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May 11, 2021

Whether you can drive a golf cart on the road will depend on: (1) where the road is located; (2) what type of road it is; (3) how fast you’re planning to drive; (4) your age; (5) whether you have a valid driver’s license; and (6) whether the state you are in requires insurance for …

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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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