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50 Michigan Cities Ranked by Worst and Best Drivers

Synopsis Car insurance analysts often name Michigan drivers the best, and now QuoteWizard.com has ranked the 50 largest cities in the state the same way by analyzing over 500,000 insurance quotes of drivers. The cities were reviewed and ranked best and worst using the highest number of incidents, accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and tickets. The [...]

8 Ways to Prepare for and Travel Safely During Your Michigan Road Trip

Synopsis As the weather warms up and the spring and summer months quickly fill with popular destination driven activities, road trip season comes alive in Michigan. Spring driving accidents, which can be triggered by tourism-related road users, often trigger serious injuries and sometimes fatal outcomes for drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even pedestrians. It’s important to [...]

Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Bike Laws

Will Michigan Lawmakers Finally Adopt Bike-Friendly Safety Laws? With each new year brings the hope for renewed laws and better protections for citizens. And in 2018, it’s been reported by the Associated Press that Michigan lawmakers are proposing to introduce what they call, “some of the nation's strictest bike-safety regulations and tough new penalties for [...]

Driver Who Killed Cyclists Charged with Murder

Last Tuesday, a group of nine bicyclists who called themselves ‘The Chain Gang’ were hit by a pickup truck around 6:30 p.m. near Kalamazoo. The driver of the pickup, Charles Edward Pickett, Jr. of Battle Creek, Michigan, attempted to flee the scene on foot. Pickett, age 50, was apprehended by police a short distance from [...]

Michigan State Police Give Speeding Tickets to Motorists Involved in Massive I-94 Pileup

On January 9, 2015, a pile-up of epic proportions occurred on I-94 between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Due to bad weather, in particular a slick roadway covered in black ice, 193 cars lost control and slammed into other vehicles, embankements, road barriers and snow banks. The pile-up closed I-94 for two days and resulted in [...]

By |2018-06-18T23:04:31+00:00March 25th, 2015|Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michigan State Police Give Speeding Tickets to Motorists Involved in Massive I-94 Pileup

A Michigan Car Crash Pile-Up For The Ages

This past Friday, I-94 near Kalamazoo experienced a horrific and tragic car crash pile-up unlike anything anybody has ever seen. After a troublesome mixture of ice, moisture, and snow began to fall in Kalamazoo County, the roadways become very slippery. This potent mix led to a 193-vehicle pile-up going in both directions along the interstate. [...]

By |2018-06-18T23:04:46+00:00January 13th, 2015|Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Michigan Car Crash Pile-Up For The Ages

The Illusion – Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Michigan Court of Appeals came out with a new decision that clearly illustrates the frustration and uphill battle car accident and motor vehicle accident victims face in our state’s court system today. It also illustrates the despicable tactics various auto insurance companies take to ensure they pay the least amount of money possible to [...]

By |2018-05-25T15:40:15+00:00August 19th, 2011|Battle Creek, Michigan Auto No-Fault Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents|Comments Off on The Illusion – Underinsured Motorist Coverage