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Does Uber Promote Distracted Driving?

Are the Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing drivers using those apps working against efforts to limit distracted driving in Michigan? Drive down the streets of Lansing, Grand Rapids, or Kalamazoo these days and you’ll see something that might frighten you. Just the other day, one of our car accident attorneys

Uber Comes to Lansing, But Be Careful

Lansing car accident attorney Steve Sinas discusses potential insurance concerns While many are excited about the arrival of Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, many in Michigan, including Lansing car accident attorney Steve Sinas, are raising a number of valid concerns about its safety. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, Uber now

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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

Traveling by car for the Fourth of July holiday?

If so, you’ll be one of over 1 million Michiganders who plan on doing the same The Fourth of July holiday weekend is almost here. It’s the time of year where many of us travel with our loved ones, enjoying the natural beauty our state has to offer and celebrating an important

Time to Rethink Hours of Service Rules for Semi-Truck Drivers?

A Senate Committee voted to suspend the mandatory 34 restart provision in the current Hours of Service Rules By now, many of you know about the tragic semi-truck accident that took place on the New Jersey turnpike involving famous comedian and actor Tracy Morgan. Morgan and two other passengers were

Increasing the Speed Limit for Large Trucks – Smart Move?

Proposed Michigan SB 896 would raise the speed limit for larger trucks and buses to 70 miles per hour on Michigan highways As part of a package of bills seeking to change the speed limits on Michigan roads, SB 896 was introduced late last month. Among other things, Michigan SB 896

Are Systems Like Apple CarPlay the Answer to Distracted Driving?

Are Systems Like Apple CarPlay the Answer to Distracted Driving? Recently, Apple announced its latest offering – CarPlay. This is how it works: once an iPhone is plugged in, CarPlay would allow the user to place phone calls, send text messages, check voicemail, navigate, and perform other tasks while limiting

Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise in Grand Rapids

Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise in Grand Rapids: What you Need to Know The Grand Rapids Press recently reported about a major increase in hit-and-run auto accidents in Grand Rapids. According that article, Grand Rapids had 1,600 hit-and-run auto accidents in 2013 and is on trend to beat that number

2013 Traffic Safety Culture Index

2013 Traffic Safety Culture Index: The Results are In Every year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety releases its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index. The index is a compilation of a series of surveys measuring the opinions of drivers in the United States regarding issues relating to driving safety. Some