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Distracted Drivers Are Lucky If They Haven’t Been in a Car Crash

Drunk driving is an epidemic, but it’s not the only major problem on Michigan roads. Distracted driving has become just as pervasive – and deadly. Though some drivers have been lucky and avoided close calls and fatal car crashes, most do not. Unfortunately, knowing that […]

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4 Types of Impaired Driving That Lead to Car Crashes

Impaired driving can present in different ways. You may not think there is anything affecting your ability to drive if you haven’t taken a drink, consumed a drug, or are otherwise under the influence, but if you are feeling different in any way, then your […]

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Tips to Avoid Blind Spot Motorcycle Accidents

One of the most common refrains when someone is involved in a car accident with a motorcycle is this: “I didn’t see them.” It is your responsibility as a licensed driver to pay attention to all parts of the road and all motorists around you […]

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Avoid a Car Accident with 10 Resolutions for Safer Driving

If you haven’t made your New Year’s resolutions for 2021 yet – or even if you have – add these safe driving habits to the list. When you have goals for self-improvement as well as goals to help others, making good habits on the road […]

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Protect Your Family During Thanksgiving Travel in 2020

Over 55 million people traveled away from home during the holidays in 2019. This year, AAA projects that 50 million people still expect to travel, even though the CDC has recommended against Thanksgiving travel because of COVID-19. If you must travel in 2020 to see […]

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5 Common Personal Injuries on Halloween

Halloween is fun, but it can also be chaotic, turning it into a dangerous holiday accompanied by an increased risk of injury. Without proper precautions, accidents happen, people get hurt, and a Michigan personal injury lawsuit can follow. 1. Pedestrian Accidents Michigan pedestrian accidents happen […]

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Driving While High in Michigan: Marijuana and Car Accidents

Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Michigan. However, consuming marijuana while driving or driving while under the influence of marijuana is illegal. There are many gray areas where cannabis and driving while intoxicated are concerned that can lead to tickets, arrests, and prosecution. […]

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Increase in Pedestrian Deaths During COVID-19?

Michigan roads may be a little quieter and less heavily traveled because people are staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean highways are any safer. The coronavirus is taking lives, and not all because of the disease itself. More people are leaving […]

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3 Dangerous Summer Water Activities in Michigan

Water enthusiasts are taking to Michigan waterways this summer to practice social distancing while still scratching their summer itch for fun in the sun. Overcrowded lakes and rivers, though, threaten these good intentions and boat accidents and water accidents occur far too often. Here are […]

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Summer Construction Work Zones and Car Crashes

Busy highways are dangerous places. So are rural roads. It’s every driver for themselves and, unfortunately, many of your fellow motorists are driving while texting, driving aggressively, driving drunk, or simply not paying attention to the task at hand. Add to this alarming situation a […]

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Preparing for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer and Preventing Teen Car Crashes

This is the time of year when everyone wants to relax and enjoy the season, especially teens. It’s also a deadly time of year, because of teen drivers. The time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is often referred to as the 100 Deadliest […]

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Big Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance

Starting July 1, 2020, Michigan motorists will enjoy a significant cost savings when it comes to auto insurance, especially motorists who choose to stop buying the lifetime, no-fault medical benefits that are presently mandatory. Nevertheless, every driver must be prepared to make critical decisions regarding […]

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Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop Michigan Car Crashes

Do a Google search for car crashes in the Detroit area during coronavirus and plenty of results will appear. Fatal car accidents. Drunk driving car crashes. They may not seem to be directly related to COVID-19, but they could be. Let’s look at all the […]

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Can Cell Phone Detection Cameras Stop Distracted Driving Car Accidents?

In December, the world’s first cell phone detection cameras were rolled out in Australia. The goal: To catch drivers using their cell phones while driving. If the same technology were in place in the United States – and, let’s face it, that probably isn’t far […]

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Why Car Accidents Are Really Car Crashes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) now urges people to call traffic collisions “crashes” instead of “accidents.” By definition, the word accident implies that there is nothing that can be done to prevent a car crash – as it turns out, however, there are plenty […]

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7 Ways to Prevent Drugged and Drunk Driving

There were 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving crashes in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2017, 29% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities were caused by drunk driving, where 220 of the victims were children age 14 and under. December is National […]

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The Threat of Drunk Driving Car Accidents on Blackout Wednesday

Perhaps in homage to Black Friday as the day after Thanksgiving, the day before Turkey Day has earned the nickname of Blackout Wednesday. One of its other monikers further clarifies the name: Drinksgiving. It’s the night when college kids come home and reconnect with friends, […]

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Car Crash Risk Increases with the End of Daylight Saving Time

It’s dark, it’s cozy in your bed, the last thing you want is to emerge from your cocoon to start a cold, Michigan fall day. Sunday, November 3, however, is the end of daylight saving time for the year. “Falling back” gives you that extra […]

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7 Big Mistakes Motorists Make in the Car

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you don’t think about whether you’re a good driver, but you have every intention of traveling to your destination as safely as possible so you can avoid a car accident. However, there are plenty of bad […]

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6 Back-to-School Safety Reminders for Drivers

The summer months make it easier for motorists and commuters to get where they’re going. Why? No school buses and fewer child pedestrians, for starters. Drivers are in danger of getting lazy about going through school zones and must reacclimate to lower speed limits and […]

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The Scary Stats About Teen Drivers and Car Accidents

Parents look forward to hanging up their chauffeur’s hat when their teen earns their driver’s license, but they also dread the idea of setting their teen loose on the road. Teens look forward to getting their license. They see themselves as infallible and immortal and […]

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5 Safety Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle drivers are entitled to all the same rights as other motor vehicles on the road. Motorcycle operators are also expected to follow the same rules of the road. Some motorcyclists and motorists, unfortunately, put themselves in danger by ignoring common sense when it comes […]

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The Constant Demand for Distracted Driving Awareness

As April ends, so too does Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but every month and every day is an opportunity to increase awareness of distracted driving – and change your habits to be a safer Michigan driver. Distracted driving has become an epidemic that kills at […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Road Rage to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

When you’re trying to be a conscientious driver, it’s easy to get frustrated with bicyclists who seem to be taking over the road. In fact, some motorists develop serious and immediate road rage when a bicycle rider is on their path. The thing is, bicyclists […]

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Danger on Foot: Pedestrian Deaths at an All-Time High

Walking has never been the safest way to get from one place to another. Now, new findings from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) show that pedestrians are in greater danger than ever before. 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in nearly 30 years, […]

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Tricks Insurance Companies Use After a Car Accident

After a car accident, you’re thinking about physical injuries, damage to your vehicle, and who’s at fault. You’re dealing with a police report, the other driver, and your insurance company. You just want to feel like someone is on your side, even when you know […]

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4 Things to Know About Michigan Slip and Fall Accidents in Winter

Michigan is no stranger to snow and ice and all the dangers that come with them. While the potential for a Michigan auto accident should be on every motorist’s mind this time of year, slip-and-fall accidents are just as likely. If you have fallen because […]

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Why New Year’s Eve Is So Dangerous in Michigan

People in Michigan celebrate New Year’s Eve just like everyone else – with parties and dinners and drinks to toast the turning of the calendar. Unlike many parts of the country, however, Michigan is unique for its relentless winter climate. Combining the perils of NYE […]

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7 Ways to Avoid a Michigan Car Accident This Winter

Michigan residents are no stranger to snow and ice. That doesn’t mean, however, that every motorist is adept at driving in bad weather. Taking preventive measures to safeguard your vehicle and reminding yourself of the best moves to make in unexpected weather situations can go […]

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4 Rules to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe on Halloween

Teens want to roam free most of the time, and they may think they can get away with just a little more on Halloween when they’re kind of “expected” to be tricksters. The rules shouldn’t be lax just because it’s October 31. In fact, this […]

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