Tips for Drivers

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Western Michigan is known for its lake effect snow. But even veteran winter drivers had a tough time making it home safely last Tuesday when icy roads and blowing snow shut down stretches of I-196. When winter kicks into full swing, have a plan to stay safe. The weather has…

Members of the “sandwich generation” are increasingly having to make tough decisions about their parents’ independence, abilities, and care. At some point, those choices may include taking away a parent’s driver’s license. But how soon should that happen? When is a person too old to drive? A recent fatal accident…

Snow Driving - Michigan - Christensen Law

November saw Metro Detroit plummet from 60 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and snowy in less than a week. Now that the snow has arrived, get around safely using these five top tips for winter driving. 1. Check Your Tire Pressure Cold air contracts, even the highly pressurized air…

Bumper to bumper traffic, a ticking clock, and nearby drivers edging to get around you all add to the stress of your morning commute. Now a new study has shown that it’s not just your health that can suffer, but your job too. It’s not news that a long morning…

A break-in can really wreck your vacation. That’s why Michigan’s auto theft prevention program H.E.A.T. is reminding drivers this summer to take some simple steps to deter thieves and keep your car safe. Michigan’s statewide auto theft prevention program, called Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.), has a mission to reduce car break-ins…

Michigan motorists often complain about the roads. Now a recent study says it’s not just their imagination – Michigan cities’ roads really are some of the worst in the nation. Report Finds Michigan Cities’ Roads in Poor Condition TRIP, a national transportation research non-profit, recently released its report: Bumpy Roads: America’s Roughest Rides…

Every summer, thousands of high school students across Michigan complete drivers’ training – the first step to becoming a licensed driver. Drivers’ Ed might teach you the rules of the road, but here’s a few things they might not tell you. Your Insurance Will Skyrocket As soon as a teen…