Letting A Dog On Your Lap While Driving May Soon Be Illegal

We’ve all seen it (and have possibly been guilty of it ourselves): letting a dog sit on our lap while driving. Problem is, having a dog on your lap while driving is a distraction that takes your eyes off the road and may cause a Michigan car accident.

This is why House Bill 5277 has been introduced in the Legislature. The measure would prohibit dogs on the laps of Michigan drivers. The proposal is straightforward and says, “An individual ...

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Traffic Accident Deaths Spike For Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists

Last year, there were more than 37,000 traffic accident deaths in the United States — an increase of 5.6% over the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

What stands out among these latest NHTSA findings? In 2016, there was a noticeable uptick in traffic accident deaths involving pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.

Traffic Accident Deaths: Pedestrians, Motorcyclists And Bicyclists

There were 5,987 traffic accident deaths involving pedestrians across the United States in 2016 — an increase of 9%. ...

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I-96 I-69 Accidents In Lansing Are More Than 100 Each Year

Lack Of Barriers, Speeding & Distractions Contribute To Crashes

The I-96 I-69 interchange in Lansing is a major artery through which hundreds, if not thousands, of motorists travel every day. As such, the interchange has its fair share of fender benders, as well as serious collisions. In fact, the number of I-96 I-69 accidents since 2012 is more than 600, with many of the crashes resulting in severe injuries and fatalities.

During the past two years alone, several deadly collisions have occurred ...

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Saginaw Broadbent Accidents In Lansing Continue To Increase


UPDATE: Traffic Light Installed and Operational at Saginaw Broadbent Intersection

Traffic Signal Needed On This Dangerous Stretch Of Road

It’s not unusual to see or hear about car accidents at Saginaw and Broadbent, which is why this west Lansing intersection has been designated a Michigan dangerous road.

Saginaw heading into Grand Ledge (also known as M-43) is an east-west four-lane highway. Broadbent is a north-south two-lane road that crosses Saginaw.

The number of Saginaw Broadbent accidents has been inching upward in ...

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Michigan Speed Limit Increase: Will Roads Become More Dangerous?

The speed limit on certain stretches of Michigan interstates is increasing to 75 mph, while it jumping to 65 mph on other state highways. This Michigan speed limit increase began taking effect gradually on May 1, 2017.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the speed limit on more than 600 miles of freeways is being boosted from 70 to 75 mph, while it going up to 65 mph on another 938 miles of state roadways. Speed limit signs ...

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Speeding Michigan Semi-Trucks Can Be Deadly

A recent accident on U.S. 23 involving an 18-wheeler and eight passenger vehicles is a sobering reminder of the horrific damage and catastrophic injuries that speeding Michigan semi-trucks can cause.

According to reports, the truck driver allegedly caused the nine-vehicle pileup on April 23, 2017. A preliminary investigation showed the driver failed to stop his 2015 Freightliner semi-truck as he approached passenger vehicles that were stopped in a construction area on southbound U.S. 23. Two people in the passenger vehicles ...

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Tougher Michigan Distracted Driving Laws Proposed

State lawmakers are ramping up their efforts to crack down on Michigan distracted driving — particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced House Bill 4466, which would toughen current Michigan distracted driving laws by banning the use of hand-held portable electronic devices for anyone operating a motor vehicle. Under the proposal, having a portable electronic device in your hand while driving would be a primary offense, which means law enforcement could pull you over for ...

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I-94 US-127 Accidents In Jackson Are On The Rise

Michigan Dangerous Roadway:

Heavily Traveled & Congested Area

During the past several years, I-94 US-127 accidents in Jackson have become all too common, leading many to speculate why the area has steadily become known as a dangerous road in Michigan.

So far this year, there have been numerous accidents in Jackson near I-94 and US-127. However, one of the most serious incidents occurred in June 2015, when there was a catastrophic nine-vehicle pileup at the interchange, including three jackknifed semi-trucks. ...

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Cell Phones: A Leading Cause Of Distracted Driving Accidents

Police officers throughout Michigan are stepping up traffic enforcement in an effort to draw increased attention to risky driving behaviors — particularly cell phone use — and help curb distracted driving accidents.

What is distracted driving? It is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from operating the vehicle. It includes using a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers and messing with a vehicle’s radio, entertainment or navigation system.

Cell Phones And Distracted Driving Accidents

Cell phones are a leading ...

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The Dangers Of Semi-Truck Driver Fatigue

The arrest of a truck driver who traveled from Washington State to Massachusetts without any sleep recently made national headlines, leading to increasing concerns about the dangers of semi-truck driver fatigue.

Semi-truck drivers are usually paid based on miles, which is why they often attempt to travel long distances in short periods of time. Federal trucking regulations, however, limit the number of hours a driver can travel within a 24-hour period. Federal rules also mandate when, and for how long, ...

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