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What Michigan Drivers Should Know About Driving in Snow and Ice

By |2022-11-22T12:53:39-04:00November 22nd, 2022|Winter Driving|

What Michigan Drivers Should Know About Driving in Snow and Ice While there are songs about Walking in a Winter Wonderland, driving in winter weather isn’t quite as magical.  According to the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning, there were over 200,000 crashes reported in Michigan due to driving in snow and ice during the 2016 to 2020 winter seasons. Those crashes resulted [...]

Winter Tires vs All Season Tires: What You Should Know

By |2022-11-17T13:10:21-04:00November 17th, 2022|Winter Driving|

Winter Tires vs All Season Tires: What You Should Know Navigating icy, slushy, or snowy roads is something that Michigan drivers have gotten accustomed to due to our harsh winters. But when it comes to driving safely, are your tires working against you? With the wrong tires for the season, even the most experienced drivers may struggle to maintain control of their vehicles. Here’s what [...]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 

By |2022-11-07T13:41:45-04:00November 7th, 2022|Driver Safety|

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week  As we enter November, our schedules are busier with the upcoming holiday season and the kids back in school. Many drivers are finding themselves exhausted as they take their daily commute. It may seem harmless to drive when feeling drowsy. However, you may be surprised by the effect drowsy driving has on you and the danger it puts you and your [...]

How the Brain Works While Using a Cell Phone and Driving

By |2022-10-26T12:59:39-04:00October 26th, 2022|Auto Body Repair, Driver Safety|

How the Brain Works While Using a Cell Phone and Driving You've probably heard it before—using a cell phone while driving is dangerous. Whether it's talking or texting, using a cell phone while driving leads to distracted driving, which can increase the likelihood of an accident. So why do so many people feel comfortable talking on their cell phones while driving? It all comes down [...]

How to Regain Control When Hydroplaning

By |2022-10-17T11:18:02-04:00October 17th, 2022|Driver Safety, Helpful Tips|

How to Regain Control When Hydroplaning Hydroplaning, or when your vehicle slides uncontrollably on a wet road, can be a terrifying experience for drivers. The moment when your car is sliding on the road can feel like a lifetime as you try to correct your vehicle and steer clear of an accident. As rainy fall weather hits Michigan, it’s a good idea to learn how [...]

How Technology from MDOT Keeps Drivers Safe

By |2022-08-26T14:31:11-04:00August 26th, 2022|Driver Safety, Michigan Driving|

How Technology from MDOT Keeps Drivers Safe Technology has changed the way we navigate the roads. Just look at the newest models of cars. Most vehicles now have backup cameras, blind spot detection, and electronic stability control. Some models even have advanced driver assistance features that bring them closer to self-driving options. But what about the roads themselves? Here’s how technology from MDOT keeps drivers [...]

How to Teach Your Teen Driver About Road Safety

By |2022-07-29T13:33:46-04:00July 29th, 2022|Driver Safety|

How to Teach Your Teen Driver About Road Safety Learning to drive is a rite of passage that most teens look forward to. Once they've completed drivers training and passed their exam, they're ready to hit the open road. However, passing their driving test doesn't make it any easier for parents to think of them driving on their own. It's normal to worry about your [...]

4 Tips to Ease You Into Driving After An Accident

By |2022-07-21T06:37:35-04:00July 21st, 2022|Driver Safety|

4 Tips to Ease You Into Driving After An Accident Fighting the anxiety of driving after an accident can be difficult. It’s normal to be hesitant when driving afterward. However, building your confidence and getting back in the saddle is crucial. If you do find yourself shaken, here are 4 tips to ease you into driving after an accident. Drive With Someone Else the First [...]

How to Avoid Hydroplaning This Spring and What to Do if it Happens

By |2022-04-07T12:07:09-04:00April 7th, 2022|Driver Safety|

How to Avoid Hydroplaning This Spring and What to Do if it Happens Once Spring has arrived, many drivers think that the worst road conditions are behind them. It’s true that the snow and ice are tapering off and the sun is out more, but that doesn’t mean that drivers can abandon caution. That wet weather that April brings can pose a different risk for [...]

How to Stay Safe on Michigan’s Icy Bridges 

By |2022-02-18T16:53:00-04:00February 18th, 2022|Winter Driving|

How to Stay Safe on Michigan’s Icy Bridges   As we reach the tail end of winter, many people are ready for the warmer weather. Unfortunately, we often battle a few more wintery bursts before the spring thaw starts. With those wintery bursts, comes the increased risk of a winter-related car accident due to icy roadways and bridges. The Unseen Threat of Icy Bridges When [...]

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