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2015 Nationwide Traffic Deaths Are Highest In Four Years

2015 Nationwide Traffic Deaths Are Highest In Four Years

Traffic deaths across the nation jumped 7.7 percent in 2015 to 35,200 — the highest number of traffic deaths since 2008 and the first increase since 2012, according to a July 1 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Notably, the NHTSA report also revealed a 13 percent surge in traffic deaths for bicyclists, […]

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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Safety, Michigan Bicycle Law, Michigan Bicycle Safety, Michigan Pedestrian Law

Motorists: Watch Out For More Cyclists & Pedestrians During Summer

Motorists: Watch Out For More Cyclists & Pedestrians During Summer

Summer is here … and that means warm Michigan days and nights. It also means more pedestrians and cyclists on the roadways. With that in mind, the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office is reminding motorists — especially teenage drivers — that they need to take extra precaution when encountering vulnerable roadway users, including cyclists, pedestrians […]

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Michigan Traffic Accident Deaths Spiked In 2015

Michigan Traffic Accident Deaths Spiked In 2015

On the heels of a downward trend in recent years, Michigan traffic accident deaths jumped 10 percent in 2015 — with a whopping 57 percent spike in fatalities involving bicyclists. In 2015, there were 963 traffic-accident deaths on the state’s roadways, up from 876 in 2014, according to new information released by the Michigan State […]

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Changes might be underway for Michigan driver’s education courses

Changes might be underway for Michigan driver’s education courses

“Nathan’s Law” would add a provision to the Michigan driver’s education that would recognize the increasing importance of being aware of bicycles and motorcycles traveling on Michigan roads. Recently, Sinas Dramis attorney Bryan Waldman was interviewed about the state of bicycle advocacy in Michigan, including the passage of a bill that would add information to the […]

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Bike Accidents and Auto No-Fault Reform: A Dangerous Combination

Bike Accidents and Auto No-Fault Reform: A Dangerous Combination

Grand Rapids bicycle fatalities are the highest in Michigan. How does no-fault reform factor in? A series of seemingly unrelated events are combining to form a great danger to Michigan bicyclists, especially those in West Michigan. In April, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reported that Grand Rapids bicycle fatalities were the highest in the state […]

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Posted in: Auto No-Fault Insurance, Auto No-Fault Reform, HB 4612, Michigan Auto Law, Michigan Bicycle Law, Michigan Bicycle Safety, Michigan No-Fault Act, No-Fault Benefits