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Pokémon Go: Staying safe while you "catch 'em all"

Pokémon Go will go down in history as one of the biggest trends of 2016. Yet it also comes with risks. The iOS and Android app lets people catch mythical creatures by using their phone's GPS units and cameras to hunt them down in the real world. It's the first time an augmented-reality game has made such a huge international splash, and it's already taking its toll on some users.

New controversy surrounds bicycle helmets

As a bicyclist, you are at constant risk from careless drivers, not to mention potholes and other hazards. If you wear a helmet, you probably think you are doing the responsible thing to prevent yourself from suffering a head injury in a potential bicycle wreck. 

Civil case follows criminal conviction of drunk hit-and-run driver

A woman from Ann Arbor has been sentenced to a minimum of 14 months in jail (with a maximum of 38 months) after she plowed into a bicyclist only to speed away after the accident. She had a blood alcohol content measured at 0.24

Ann Arbor is safest city in Michigan for pedestrians

Although there has been much debate in the Ann Arbor area over crosswalk ordinances in recent years, it appears that the city's lawmakers and planners may know what they are doing. A recently released report states that Ann Arbor is the safest metro area in Michigan for pedestrians.

Bicyclists injured in hit-and-run crash

As the weather begins to warm up around Michigan, more and more people are lacing up their jogging shoes and pumping up their bike tires. Increasingly we are using bicycles not only for a bit of exercise and leisure, but also as a viable and responsible means of running errands, commuting to work, or just generally getting where we need to go. The benefits to both our health and the environment are obvious.

Common sense can help bicyclists avoid accidents

When a bicycle and a car are involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 630 cyclists were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles in 2009. An additional 500,000 bike accidents ended with a trip to the emergency room.

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