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Construction Season Underway – Drive Accordingly

2011-05-06T14:26:41+00:00Auto Accident, Blog, Mass Transit (Airline, Cruise Ship, Train, Bus), On the Road|

Orange, black, and white. The unmistakable colors of summertime road construction in Michigan. Despite gas prices around $4.30 per gallon (and likely climbing), spring and summer mean that many people will be hitting the road to visit parks, beaches, museums, sporting venues and, yes, to go to work as usual. And though it may not [...]

Spring Thaw On The Way, So Are The Cyclists

2011-03-11T14:36:26+00:00Auto Accident, Blog, On the Road|

As temperatures climb and the mountains of snow begin to melt in Michigan, motorists can expect to see more bicyclists. Biking is healthy, green, and cost-effective, and for many it is both a hobby and a major method of point-A-to-point-B transportation. To prepare for sharing the roads, motorists and cyclists alike should refresh their memories [...]

Is Being Courteous Bad For You?


Many experts agree that having a positive attitude can help you lead a healthy life. According to a recent study spearheaded by a Michigan State University professor, however, faking a smile can actually be detrimental to your well being. The reasoning is that superficial expressions of happiness that do not reflect one's inner feelings can [...]

Streak of Fatal Auto Accidents in Mid-Michigan


At least three people lost their lives in separate tragic automobile accidents in Mid-Michigan this week. Two of the crashes were single vehicle accidents with no clear cause. The third collision occurred when another motorist lost control on snow-covered roads. In all three, a vehicle crossed over into oncoming lanes of traffic. Automobile accidents are [...]

Lansing Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations

2011-01-11T19:57:03+00:00Toxic Substances|

Around noon today, Lansing Board of Water and Light employees were drilling a foundation for a new electric pole when they evidently struck a gas line at the 800 block of Cleveland Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. The Lansing Fire Department and a hazardous materials team responded to the site, and about 10 homes were evacuated. [...]