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Traffic tickets can be profitable

September 25, 2023

Traffic tickets can be profitable, and fairness isn’t the bottom line in city courts where judges impose the fines

When city governments spend more money than they take in, officials often search for ways to generate revenue. One increasingly common source of money is traffic tickets. And research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets when cities are financially in a deficit.

Read more at WoodTV8

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Michigan's new distracted driving law

June 20, 2023

Michigan's new distracted driving law is now in effect. Here's what to know.

Michigan's distracted driving laws will change beginning June 30, 2023. Here's what you need to know about new rules aimed at reducing crashes and fatalities on the state's roadways

Read more at Detroit Free Press

What do Michigan’s hands-free driving bills mean for drivers with older cars?

June 2, 2023

There are three bills in a package passed by legislators. HB 4250 says an individual “shall not hold or use a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.” The wording expands previous regulations that prohibited texting while driving — social media use and other activities were not previously addressed.

Read more at Lansing State Journal

Trial in California hinges on question of man vs machine

November 1, 2022

Who's at fault, man or machine?" Edward Walters, an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University law school who specializes in the law governing self-driving cars. "The state will have a hard time proving the guilt of the human driver because some parts of the task are being handled by Tesla.”

Read more at Reuters

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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.

Read more at LenConnect.com

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


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