Michigan Bikers Erect “Ghost Bikes” to Honor Those Killed in Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | August 24th, 2012

Bicycling is a great form of exercise, and the primary means of transportation for many Michigan residents. However, when bikers take to the road, they must be aware of dangers posed by vehicles.  Although motorists and bicyclists can safely share the road, far too many Michigan cyclists have lost their lives in crashes. According to the 2011 Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, 1,895 bicycles were involved in motor vehicle crashes that year, with 24 bicyclists killed and 1,479 injured. More bicyclists within the 45-54 age group died than any other age group, with 11 killed (46 percent of the total).  The … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

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.

Published by the … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Accident, Brings Attention to Michigan Helmet Law

by Thomas Stroble | August 17th, 2012

An accident involving a motorcycle, a passenger car, and a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon near Bloomfield Hills, MI, left the motorcyclist seriously injured, according to news reports.  The accident occurred when the eastbound motorcyclist struck a car that was attempting to turn into a shopping plaza from the westbound lanes.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. However, it came loose upon impact, leaving the man with numerous fractures and head trauma.  He was airlifted to a local hospital.

Michigan Helmet Law

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), helmets are by far the single most effective method to … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Michigan Trucking Company Shut Down by State

by Thomas Stroble | August 17th, 2012

Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, announced that a Detroit trucking school was ordered to shut down by her office, stating, “We take our responsibility to protect the integrity of ID documents very seriously.” The school owners were fined $34,000 and had their training license revoked due to encouragement for students using fake residential documents to apply for CDLs.

According to the press release issued August 10:

Sukhjit and Rajinder Sandhu, the school operators, gave students falsified rental agreements showing empty homes that weren’t connected to the school or students. These fake leases showed the students residing in Michigan when … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

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

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury
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