Bases on reports by the Michigan State Police, from 2009-2012, encounters between deer and motor vehicles has dropped substantially: 61,486 to 48,918 based on traffic reports. People are in agreement that the numbers are down, but there’s disagreement as to the cause. Are people driving less? Are there less deer? Are people driving better and
According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, October and November are the most dangerous months for deer accidents. Did you know that in 2011, there were 48,918 reported car-deer crashes in Michigan? According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition’s Chairman, Richard J. Miller: “Statistics show that most motorist deaths and injuries occur when drivers swerve
Goodwin & Scieszka is a Michigan personal injury law firm that specializes in Michigan car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. In an effort to inform drivers, we would like to draw attention to only some of the government’s efforts to make the roads safer by regulating the trucking industry. Drug and Alcohol Testing Drivers are required
I’ve been in a car accident, but what do I do? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps: Call 911. It’s a crime not to call the police. Police officers will issue the necessary tickets, and paramedics will tend to any and all injuries. It’s essential to mitigate injuries as much as possible. Even if
Ionia, Michigan Road Rage Leads to a Deadly Shootout and Both Drivers Killed: Why You Should Avoid Road Rage on Michigan’s Roads
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
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
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
In light of this last week’s tragic news stories involving gun related injuries, we would like to write about gun safety and ways to avoid gun accidents in Michigan, especially to protect the future of this great country, our children. Safely securing your firearms significantly reduces the likelihood of your children finding them. Keep guns
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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