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6 Health Conditions That Make for More Dangerous Drivers

Synopsis Although it may be difficult to address a driver with a health condition, family and friends can help reduce the likelihood of that person causing a fatal crash by knowing what conditions are most dangerous. Drivers with a history of epilepsy, addiction, and reactive barriers caused by age or attention disorders are some of [...]

Michigan Speeding and Red-Light-Running Accidents

Synopsis Red-light runners and those drivers who choose to speed are increasingly becoming a crash risk problem on Michigan roadways, according to Michigan State Police. Thirty-two people were killed in an increasing number of red-light running crashes which hiked up 18.4 percent since 2014. In 2018, there were 31,003 accidents involving speeding, including excessive speeders [...]

By |2019-08-30T17:21:53+00:00August 30th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Detroit, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

10 Back to School Safety Tips for Your Teen

Synopsis About 100 children in the United States are killed every year while traveling to or from school, and 25,000 others sustain serious injuries as a result of school zone crashes, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Congested intersections and crosswalks, impaired drivers, inattentive and distracted drivers, as well as motorists who speed or drive too [...]

How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Synopsis Official numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2017. 156 pedestrians were killed in a Michigan traffic accident or crash in 2017, 28 of which occurred in the urban communities of Detroit. A preliminary report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association [...]

Fatal Buggy Accident in Branch County Caused By Drunk Driver

Synopsis On Friday, June 7, 2019, a fatal collision occurred involving a drunk pickup truck driver and a horse-drawn buggy carrying five children and two adults. Three of the children died as a result of the crash. The tragedy happened in the Amish populated community of Michigan's Algansee Township in Branch County. The carriage took [...]

Where and When Michigan Motorcycle Crashes Happen Most Often

Synopsis Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows a total of 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2017 and accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. In Michigan, the number of motorcycle fatalities reported in 2017 was 142. Metro Detroit areas, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties average more than three [...]

How Should Michigan Test for Marijuana Impaired Drivers?

Synopsis Michigan voters approved the use of recreational marijuana last November, making it the 10th state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the drug derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. While several U.S. states have set a blood level for impaired driving due to THC, a chemical found in marijuana, recommendations have [...]

Detroit Leads Large Cities in Pedestrian Car Accident Deaths

In February of 2019, The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a preliminary report addressing the several causes for the increase in pedestrian fatalities nationwide. The report shows the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 was 6,227, the largest increase in more than three decades. Many factors contributed to the rise [...]

Police Cars Stopping to Help Motorists Hit in Two Separate Incidents

Michigan State Police Vehicles Hit While Responding to Winter Accidents According to recent MSP Metro Detroit accident reports, two Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper vehicles were hit after responding to an evening accident on southbound I-75 at Crooks Road in Troy and a separate incident on southbound M-10 at Meyers in Detroit. In Troy, the trooper [...]

By |2019-02-19T01:05:32+00:00February 15th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Detroit, Michigan News, Tips, Troy|0 Comments

10 Ways to Prevent Winter Driving Accidents

Messy Winter Accidents Remind Michigan Drivers to Clean Up Driving Skills Winter-related driving accidents are happening across the state, some resulting in deadly outcomes for drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. In Monroe County, one driver died in a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck. A drunk driver took the life of a crash survivor in a [...]

By |2019-02-19T01:05:15+00:00February 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments