Michigan couples going through a marriage dissolution in 2018 may want to ensure that they get a divorce decree before the end of the year. This is particularly important if their case happens to involve a lot of assets. The tax reform package approved by the Trump administration has a few line items that will impact the financial outcomes of divorce cases across the United States.
Many people think that if they wear a helmet and stick to bike lanes, they are safe from the risks that might otherwise impact bicyclists. On the contrary, biking is dangerous even when you take all of the necessary safety precautions. Areas such as college campuses are often have reputations as havens for bicyclists, but how safe is it really to bike in Ann Arbor, even when you are on or around campus?
Drivers in Michigan know that road hazards often include drunk drivers. However, driving under the influence goes beyond just alcohol. A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2016, a high percentage of drivers who were killed in auto accidents tested positive for drugs. While alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have remained relatively steady over the past 10 years, the number of drug-impaired driver deaths has sharply increased.
Several companies have developed technologies that could reduce smartphone-related distractions behind the wheel. Of course, their success all depends on whether individual motorists choose to use them or not. Drivers in Michigan may be interested in two of the most recent devices out there.
The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released a new report about pedestrian deaths that may be of interest to Michigan residents. There were 5,984 pedestrian deaths in the U.S. in 2017, according to the report. This is the second year in a row in which the numbers have almost reached 6,000. The GHSA believes that this is not a mere statistical anomaly.