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

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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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Safety, Michigan Auto Law, Michigan Bicycle Law, Michigan Bicycle Safety, Michigan Motorcycle Accident, Michigan Motorcycle Law, Michigan Motorcycle Safety, Michigan Pedestrian Law, Semi-Truck Accidents, Semi-Truck Safety

Quick-Thinking Eyewitness Helps Injured Pedestrian Get $1M Settlement

Quick-Thinking Eyewitness Helps Injured Pedestrian Get $1M Settlement

In November 2011, a 19-year-old pedestrian’s life was changed forever when she was hit by a pickup truck while crossing 15 Mile Road in Clinton Township. The violent impact caused her to sustain life-threatening injuries, including traumatic brain injury and spine fractures, among others. To make matters worse, the pickup-truck driver did not slow down […]

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Posted in: Auto Negligence, Auto No-Fault Insurance, Michigan Pedestrian Law

Pedestrian Deaths Are Surging At An Alarming Rate

Pedestrian Deaths Are Surging At An Alarming Rate

Remember when your mother told you to be careful crossing the street? This advice rings true now more than ever, in light of a new federal report that says pedestrian deaths are increasing nationwide at a startling rate. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration’s (GHSA) “Spotlight on Highway Safety” report, nearly 2,400 pedestrians were killed in the United States during the […]

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

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