The prospect of a summer drive is always an attractive proposition, especially on weekends. It becomes even more attractive if you own a motorcycle. Now that warm weather is here, getting away from the city and driving the highways and byways of Michigan on a motorcycle presents one of the best ways of spending a summer weekend.
Last week, we mentioned the dangers motorists face when navigating the construction zones throughout Michigan. The roads hold further dangers for motorists, especially if the motor vehicle in question is in the form of a motorcycle. While drivers of car and trucks have many hazards to beware and avoid, the number of risks increases significantly for motorcycle riders.
No one can excuse driving that encompasses fleeing a police officer. There simply is never any justification. And the car accident that involved three teenagers in Detroit provides a terrible example of why: they paid for their mistake with their lives.
Another tragic accident occurred on the Southfield Freeway early yesterday morning, when a motorcycle struck a semi truck. The motorcycle rider died at the scene of the accident. The Michigan State Police closed the highway for about three hours Monday morning to investigate the accident and collect evidence.
Driving a car or truck on any road in Michigan can be dangerous. And with the fading of the seemingly never-ending winter, Michigan's other season, road construction, has begun and the danger to motorists increases.
Elderly people tend to get a bad rap when it comes to driving. Some see them as being slow, unfocused and even dangerous. While this stereotype might be out there, recent research is showing a different perspective.
A Michigan man has been charged with felony OWI concerning the death of a 36-year-old woman. The woman was struck and killed while she was pushing an out-of-gas van on a highway overpass. The van that was rear-ended by a pickup truck also contained children inside of the vehicle.
It isn't only teenagers who often text while driving. Many adults do it too.
Last week, the former owner of Michigan City's Blue Chip Casino was killed in a car vs. bicycle accident. It appears that the cause of the fatal collision is still under investigation by the Chikaming Township police and the Michigan State Police.
We talk a lot about drunk driving, distracted driving and fatigued driving in this Detroit Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog. This is because, tragically, a lot of very serious accidents are caused by those driving behaviors here in Michigan. Accidents are often also caused by something that may be a far more routine bad habit for a number of us--speeding. Just driving slightly above the speed limit can significantly increase one's chances of being injured in a car accident or injuring someone else.