Category: Traffic Laws

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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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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May 14, 2020

Road rage is common and deadly. Aggressive driving combined with stress or anger can turn up emotions quickly allowing drivers to lose good judgment.

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December 26, 2019

Learn about Michigan merging traffic laws and who has the right of way when merging onto the freeway. It’s merging traffic etiquette – not Russian Roulette.

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December 11, 2019

A Michigan left replaces a conventional left turn requiring a driver to either drive straight or turn right and then, complete a U-turn through a median.

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December 3, 2019

Lawyer answers FAQs regarding a Michigan car accident police report discussing both the legal and practical reasons for why it is important to file one.

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September 19, 2019

As electric scooters began rolling into cities across Michigan in late 2017 and early 2018, lawmakers enacted the Michigan electric scooter laws.

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