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Michigan Pedestrian Law

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

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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

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

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

Pedestrian Deaths

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 (GHSA), nearly 2,400 pedestrians were killed in the United States during


Recent Pedestrian Accidents Should Give Us Pause

With the recent local pedestrian accidents and hit-and-runs, here are a few tips to keep in mind whether you walk or drive. In the past week, there have unfortunately been a number of local pedestrian accidents in the Mid-Michigan area – a number of them have even been hit-and-run incidents,


Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Michigan

What might be causing them, and what you need to know to protect yourself in the event you are involved in a pedestrian accident. On Michigan Radio’s website is an interesting, yet alarming, article on the rise of pedestrian deaths, not across the nation, but specifically in Michigan. In fact,