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

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Can Victims Of Michigan Semi-Truck Crashes Get No-Fault Benefits?

Persons involved in a Michigan semi-truck accident frequently have catastrophic injuries and require lifetime care, resulting in mounting medical bills. Given this, does auto no-fault apply to Michigan semi-truck crashes?

Semi-truck crashes are some of the deadliest accidents on the roadways. In 2016, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses were in collisions on Michigan highways. Nationwide, studies show that 98 percent of semi-truck crashes result in at least one fatality — and about 86 percent of these deaths are ...

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Parents, Talk To Your Teenagers About Distracted Driving

FACT: Distracted driving is involved in 6 of 10 crashes that seriously injure teenagers.

FACT: Parents influence their teen’s driving habits more than they think.

 

One week every October is designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week, helping to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and preventable teenage deaths and injuries on the roads. It also offers parents an excellent opportunity to talk to their teens about safe driving habits.

Studies show that only about 25 percent of parents ...

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Will Speed-Limiters On Michigan Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

In 2015, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses, including semi-trucks, were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. Nationwide, thousands of motorists are injured or killed each year in semi-truck crashes. This is why it has been suggested that speed-limiters be installed on Michigan semi-trucks, and on all heavy trucks across the United States.

To help reduce the number of collisions due to speeding trucks, it was proposed in 2016 that vehicles with a gross weight of mor Continue Reading →

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