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Top 9 Causes of Scaffolding Falls in Construction
May 10, 2021

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. And one of the most dangerous tasks for construction workers is working on scaffolding. Michigan State University found that, between 2001 and 2018, 26 Michigan workers died while either erecting or working on or near a scaffold. That doesn’t include workers who died […]

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Important Motorcycle Safety Laws You Should Know
May 3, 2021

Every state has its own set of laws regarding the use of motorcycles on our roads. Michigan is more lenient on motorcyclist requirements than other states, particularly when it comes to helmet use. However, there are still plenty of laws that motorcyclists in Michigan should know to make sure they stay safe and don’t get […]

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How to Keep Yourself and Road Construction Workers Safe in Work Zones
Apr 26, 2021

Due to the combination of dangerous machinery and traffic, roadside construction sites pose many risks to both workers and motorists. The Office of Highway Safety Planning reported that in Michigan, in 2019, 5,808 work zone crashes occurred, leading to 17 fatalities. To prevent this type of accident and know how to keep yourself and road […]

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When Police or EMTs Cause Accidents Without Sirens On
Apr 19, 2021

Approximately 2,500 emergency responders are involved in crashes each year in Michigan, according to a study looking at crashes in our state from 2004 to 2008. Surprisingly, less than one-third of those crashes involved a vehicle that was responding to an emergency when the crash happened. When you’re injured by a negligent civilian driver, you […]

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Most Common Problems Facing Truckers (And Why YOU Should Care)
Apr 12, 2021

Life is tough for some truck drivers. Trucking companies have, over the course of decades, increased the demands on their drivers, and a career that was once marked by good pay and benefits is now becoming a gig that fewer people want to take on. The burdens of being a truck driver don’t just impact […]

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7 Types of Distracted Driving That DON’T Involve Cell Phones
Apr 5, 2021

Most drivers know how dangerous it is to use smartphones behind the wheel. Not only is it common sense that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, it’s also a message hammered home by public service announcements. It’s true that distracted driving has become an even bigger threat on our roads since the use […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Michigan Bicycle Helmet Laws
Mar 29, 2021

Each state has its own unique laws about bicycle helmet requirements. Michigan does not mandate safety gear for bicyclists in most scenarios. However, there is an exception that you need to know if you plan to ride a bike on public roads in Michigan. Let’s look at which cyclists are required by law to wear […]

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What Are Michigan’s Pedestrian Traffic Laws?
Mar 22, 2021

Some of the most serious injuries imaginable happen when pedestrians are struck by vehicles. In many collisions involving pedestrians, the driver of the vehicle failed to follow the law. But what do Michigan’s laws specifically say about the rights and responsibilities of drivers in relation to pedestrians? Michigan’s Pedestrian Traffic Laws Michigan law says that […]

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What Are Michigan’s Texting and Driving Laws in 2021?
Mar 15, 2021

Texting while driving is illegal in Michigan. State law bans people from reading, typing, or sending a text message while driving. If ticketed for texting while driving, drivers can be fined $100 for a first offense and $200 for a second or subsequent offense. Michigan Does Not Have a “Hands-Free” Law… Yet Many states in […]

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