20 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oakland County

by Thomas Stroble | November 28th, 2012

What are the most dangerous intersections in Oakland County?

It turns out that the greatest number of car wrecks happen on 12 Mile Road and Southfield Road, according to crash data from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Following are the Top 20 dangerous intersections in Oakland County, listed by the total number of accidents that occurred in 2011 and the average number from 2007-2011:

  1. Southfield Rd @ 11 Mile Rd W (64 auto accidents in 2011 – 74.2 average over past 5 years)
  2. 12 Mile Rd W @ Orchard Lake Rd (60 – 61.2)
  3. 12 Mile Rd @
Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Michigan Homeowners Socked By Scams

by Thomas Stroble | November 27th, 2012

Some Michigan homeowners will receive a cash payment because of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS), while others will receive lower interest rates or loan modifications.

But all should be on the lookout for settlement scams.

Michigan was one of 49 states that entered into settlements with the five top mortgage servicer banks: Bank of America (BOA), Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC)/Ally and Wells Fargo.

As agreed, these banks will use at minimum $25 billion for consumer relief aid. Consumers can expect agreements for deeds in lieu of foreclosure, interest rate and/or principal balance reductions and short sales.… Read More

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8 Tips For Safe Holiday Bus Travel in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | November 21st, 2012

Planning on traveling by bus in Michigan this holiday season?

Take a few simple precautions to make sure your trip is safe and enjoyable.

Following is from the Michigan Department of Transportation:

If you intend to book your next vacation via bus, you may want to use the iPhone app created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The website also provides in-depth information for bus riders regarding the company’s safety records.

SaferBus is a helpful tool because it allows consumers to have access to commercial safety records. Almost 6,000 different carriers are represented, from school buses to private … Read More

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Roadside Repair Leads to Bloomfield Tragedy

by Thomas Stroble | November 20th, 2012

When cars break down, there is an increased risk of injuries and fatalities on the road. Bloomfield Township provides an unfortunate example involving a man who got killed on November 10 as he was attempting to make repairs to his car.

According to WXYZ-TV Action News 7:

The incident completely blocked off sections of Telegraph Road near Orchard Lake Road for a few hours. Based on police reports, a 2011 Ford pickup truck crashed into a 1992 Toyota Camry that was stalled in the leftmost lane of the road.

During the accident, the owner of the Toyota was laying … Read More

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$1.1 Billion Settlement Will Benefit Michigan LCD Buyers

by Thomas Stroble | November 19th, 2012

If you bought an LCD television, monitor or laptop between 1999 and 2006, there’s a settlement fund that may allow you to receive a cash payment.

Act quickly—there is a December 6 deadline for claiming your money.

The settlement was announced by the Michigan Attorney General’s office. The money comes from manufacturers who illegally conspired to hike the cost of LCD flat panels.

Individuals and corporations that bought products from the following manufacturers between 1999 and 2006 can file: LG Electronics, AU Optronics Corporation, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, HannStar Display Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., Samsung Electronics Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Epson Imaging … Read More

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