Car Accidents

Michigan State Police Out in Force to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | August 22nd, 2012

With a goal to get impaired drivers off Michigan roads, the Michigan State Police will be out in force over the next few weeks. The new campaign, which runs through Labor Day, is in support of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety initiative. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors the initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from impaired driving.

According to the Michigan State Police, nearly 160 law enforcement agencies in twenty-six counties will step up drunk driving patrols. The campaign aims to let impaired drivers know they can’t outsmart police officers.

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Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance—What Does It Cover?

by Thomas Stroble | August 10th, 2012

Individual states in the United States determine how they will handle personal injury car accidents and what level of financial liability must be shown by a driver in order to secure or retain driving privileges within the state. Michigan requires drivers to maintain a no-fault insurance policy, a requirement that often confuses motorists from other states who are unfamiliar with the concept. Under Michigan law, anyone who owns a vehicle must have a basic no-fault insurance policy in place in order to get plates for the vehicle. It is illegal to operate a vehicle, or let someone else operate … Read More

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Experts Recommend Calling 911 on Dangerous Texting Drivers

by Thomas Stroble | August 1st, 2012

Drivers who text behind the wheel are more than 20 times as likely to be entangled in an accident than those who do not text, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. This, in part, is why some experts say you should back off and call 911 when you see someone texting and driving erratically.

USA Today published an insightful article recently on the dangers of texting while driving. We’ve all seen someone do it, if we haven’t done it ourselves. And we all know the dangers.

A driver’s attention is diverted for an average of just over 4½ seconds while … Read More

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