road safety

11:58 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Motorcycle helmet use falls by 25% in Michigan

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Drop follows change in law allowing some to ride without a helmet
Helmet use by motorcycle riders has fallen by nearly a quarter after the state approved legislation allowing riders to go without them. A new survey finds 73 percent of motorcycle riders in Michigan wear helmets, down from 99.4 percent in 2006 when the last statewide observation survey was conducted, according to finds from the Wayne State University Transportation Research Group.
7:25 am
Mon November 18, 2013

City of Kalamazoo looks to purchase properties for widening at Oakland and Parkview

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City officials say intersection has been scene of high number of crashes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The city of Kalamazoo is looking to acquire several pieces of property and easements needed to make improvements to the intersection of Oakland Drive and Parkview Avenue. City plans include adding a southbound through lane on Oakland Drive and a westbound through lane on Parkview Avenue, along with a northbound right turn lane on Oakland Drive.