Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

There was an article I read that struck a chord with me, and I felt like I should blog about the dangers of road rage. Last month, two men in Ionia, Michigan were driving down M-66 when a driver began to tailgate Jim Pullman. The driver got so close to Jim’s car that he was

Do you have to wear a seatbelt in Michigan? Yes. Why? Because it’s the law: click it or ticket. 257.710e. Safety belt usage; exclusions; enforcement; evidence of negligence; violations Failure to wear a safety belt in violation of this section may be considered evidence of negligence and may reduce the recovery for damages arising out

Goodwin & Scieszka finds it important to remind all drivers that all of Michigan’s neighborhood streets need safe driving protection. As I walked outside of my house today, I saw a car barreling down my street at well over 25 mph, which is the posted speed limit in all residential neighborhoods in Michigan. So what

In Waverly Township, 3 people were sent to the hospital after a van made a left turn into a driveway and a couple on a motorcycle were unable to stop. Unfortunately, the couple collided with the van. The couple from Paw Paw was not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Them and the

Michigan has a statute protecting emergency, work, and school zones: Sec. 601b. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, a person responsible for a moving violation in a work zone, at an emergency scene, or in a school zone during the period beginning 30 minutes before school in the morning and through 30 minutes

It seemed like an ordinary day for Johnny Longfellow. Mr. Longfellow woke up and ran his razor repeatedly over his face until it was as smooth as silk. He ate breakfast, let the dog out, and took the garbage cans to the end of his paved driveway. He got in his car and proceeded to

Last Tuesday, according to officials, just near Zeeb Rd. on 94 Westbound, a semi truck jackknifed, which caused another semi truck to collide into it. As a result of the accident, diesel fuel was spilled all over the expressway along with an unknown substance. The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team responded to the accident and

Did you know that Car-deer crashes in Michigan cause at least $130 million in damage each year, which is an average of $2,000 per vehicle involved? In 2004, there were more than 60,000 car-deer crashes. And according to Michigan Deer Crash Coalition Chairman Richard J. Miller (AAA Michigan): “Statistics show that most motorist deaths and

According to Michigan.gov: Michigan has a primary seat belt law, which means law enforcement can stop and ticket motorists solely for not being buckled up. The law requires: Passengers 8-15 to buckle up in all seating positions Drivers and front seat passengers to be buckled up Michigan’s child passenger safety law requires: Children younger than

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