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Michigan's 'super drunk' law’s impact draws mixed reviews

May 2, 2022

Not every expert thinks the potential additional penalties are curbing the number of drunken driving incidents.

Matt Saxton, who is the CEO of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, said he hasn’t seen fewer intoxicated drivers as a result of the super drunk law.


New Michigan drunk driving expungement laws now in effect

February 26, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of people in Michigan who have just one drunk driving offense on their record may soon be eligible to have their records cleared. The bipartisan expungement bills were signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last August and went into effect Feb. 19.


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New Michigan laws in 2022: Tampon tax repeal, 2-year vehicle registration

January 1, 2022

Lawmakers will undoubtedly pass hundreds of bills in 2022, but here's a look at some of their work that goes on the books in the coming months

Read more at Detroit Free Press

MSP, Ottawa County deputies to crack down on speeding drivers

November 30, 2021

Deputies will be patrolling the streets and taking a “zero tolerance approach,” meaning any driver stopped for speeding can expect a ticket.

Read more at WoodTV

Michigan SOS lifts driver’s license suspensions for more than 150,000 residents

November 18, 2021

In all, the Michigan Department of State has canceled infractions on the driving records of more than 350,000 Michiganders. Letters with more information are being sent this week to all impacted

Read more at Click On Detroit

Car Dealer Bill Restricts Competition and Limits Consumer Choice

September 21, 2020

The right of a car company to sell its products directly to consumers is an issue that resonates with people from a wide variety of ideological perspectives.

Read more at Mackinac Center For Public Policy


Michigan bill would eliminate ‘archaic’ driving law

September 11, 2020

Most people do not even know this law is on the books. At issue is Michigan statute that requires the driver of an overtaking vehicle to provide an audible signal to the driver of an overtaken vehicle to give way to the right.

Read more at Land Line


2 snowmobilers win key decision in lawsuit against DNR

August 9, 2020

The Michigan DNR claimed it is immune to liability. But negligent
operation of a motor vehicle typically is an exception to immunity.



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Confused about the new no-fault auto insurance law?

January 23, 2020

A study of 1,005 Michigan drivers found that 53% of insured drivers have just “heard of it” or are “not at all familiar” with the no-fault auto insurance law that goes into effect after July 1.

“The law is complex, regarding personal injury protections,” said Ruthanne Sudderth, senior vice president of public affairs and communications at Michigan Health & Hospital Association, which commissioned the study ahead of a public education campaign it plans to launch in the spring.

Read more at Lansing State Journal


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Michigan State Police launches criminal investigation after possible flawed breathalyzer test results

January 13, 2020

Michigan State Police launches criminal investigation after possible flawed breathalyzer test results

In a letter written to police and prosecutors statewide, state police officials warned law enforcement agencies about “performance-related issues” with the Datamaster DMT breathalyzer devices, according to The Detroit News. Such issues could affect drunken driving cases.

Read more at WXYZ Detroit


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