Michigan road safety

7:21 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawmakers consider more freedom for off-road vehicles

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Bills may be considered this week before Legislature leaves for summer break
LANSING - The geography for recreational pursuits such as four-wheeling is limited in Michigan - but perhaps not for long. A bill that would allow off-road vehicles (ORVs) to drive on the shoulders of some roads in all 83 counties is being taken up by the state Senate after passing the House of Representatives.
7:36 am
Fri April 26, 2013

New Michigan law allows doctors to turn in patients who shouldn't drive

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Law clarifies doctor's responsibilities when faced with a patient who has patient has vision loss, dementia or other age-related problems
A new Michigan law allows doctors to alert the Secretary of State if they think patients' medical conditions make them unsafe behind the wheel. That may be a welcome change for Michigan families whose elderly loved ones should hang up the car keys.