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Driving an RV in the winter requires extra precautions

Some people only use their RVs during the spring and summer. However, if your RV is properly equipped and you feel ready to take on the weather conditions that a Michigan winter can bring, you may choose to take your RV on a winter road trip to enjoy the sights.

Tips for staying safe on the road this Halloween

If you're still recovering from injuries you suffered in a car crash, you likely are still experiencing some anxiety when you drive. Driving after dark, in unfamiliar areas or in traffic may be particularly difficult -- depending on what the circumstances of your accident were.

Some simple safety tips can help you avoid a crash

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), human error is responsible for 93% of all car crashes. We can't prevent other drivers from making dangerous mistakes. However, by avoiding them ourselves, we can be better prepared for the unexpected -- like unsafe drivers.

A motorcycle helmet can save your life

Data published by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning shows that between 2014 and 2018, there were approximately 131 motorcycle fatalities each year. This marked an increase of over 13 annual deaths over the previous 5-year period. An increasing number of motorcyclists are dying in crashes because they're not wearing helmets when they take to the open road.

Prepare for a safe holiday weekend

Residents of Rochester are gearing up for another long Fourth of July holiday weekend. If your holiday plans include travel, you should be aware that the days immediately prior to and just after the Fourth of July typically see a surge in auto accidents due to the increased traffic on the roads.

Daylight Saving Time linked to car accidents

You already dislike Daylight Saving Time in the spring. Michigan still uses this system, forcing everyone to "spring forward" once a year and then "fall back" in the fall. While the second one isn't so bad, giving you an extra hour to sleep, the change in the spring means you lose an hour of sleep. If you already have to get up at 6:00 for work, now it feels like you're getting up at 5:00.

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