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Michigan's older drivers are safer than younger ones

Senior citizens are routinely stereotyped as bad drivers. Indeed, we've all seen examples of elderly drivers who mistook the accelerator for the brake or who had some type of medical emergency behind the wheel and caused a serious crash. With the number of older drivers increasing, that can be cause for concern. Here in Michigan, the percentage of drivers who are at least 65 has grown by almost 25 percent in less than a decade.

Should state's catastrophic injury fund be used for road repairs?

If you've never had to use it, you may be unfamiliar with the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association's (MCCA's) fund for motorists who suffer catastrophic injuries and whose medical claims are greater than $550,000 ($580,000 as of July 1). The head of the MCCA recently appeared before the state's Senate Insurance Banking Committee (SIBC).

Reminders for safer driving in construction zones

When spring eventually returns to Michigan, plenty of road construction projects will get underway. Construction zones can be highly dangerous for workers and motorists alike. That's why it's essential for drivers to take extra care when they enter a construction zone. This means obeying all signs as well as instructions from those directing traffic in and around these areas.

How to care for a loved one with spinal cord injury

If you have a loved one who has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, work accident or any other type of accident, it's important to know the best way to provide them care. Any mishap in providing care could worsen their injury, lead to another surgery or even put them back in the hospital for months on end. You need to follow the tips for care outlined in today's post if you want to ensure they are cared for properly.

Exhaustion, hard work plague workers in the most dangerous jobs

Workplace fatalities in the 1970s reached as high as 14,000 per year before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created during President Richard Nixon's administration. Deaths on the job have steadily decreased since then. In 2016, just under 5,200 workers died. Statistics show that there are some industries that are more dangerous to work in than others.

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