DDOT proposal to give bus drivers chance to earn yearly $4,000 attendance bonuses
On Monday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that all bus drivers within the Detroit Department of Transportation could earn up to $4,000 a year in bonuses. Drivers will have to meet a minimum attendance requirement to be eligible.
Speeding in a construction zone? You could be caught on camera under Michigan House proposal
LANSING, MI – Drivers who speed in construction zones on Michigan highways could be caught on camera and slapped with a sanction if lawmakers approve a piece of legislation heading to the House floor. House Bill 5750 would allow the state to install automated speed enforcement systems in work zones on state highways or streets under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation.mlive.com
Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division conducting inspections over next three days
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) officers will be conducting inspections of large trucks and busses at weigh station facilities and rest areas throughout the state beginning May 17.
Milan leaders move to allow marijuana sales, target Ohio traffic headed to Ann Arbor
MILAN, MI - Drivers crossing into Michigan on U.S. 23 are bombarded with billboards urging them to sample the state’s booming marijuana industry. But their options are limited until they reach Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.mlive.com
See the average auto insurance rate for your Michigan zip code
How much drivers are paying for their car insurance varies widely across the state — but the latest data shows Detroit residents are still paying, on average, far more than those living in other regions. According to data compiled by The Zebra, a national auto insurance comparison site, the top 25 zip codes paying the most on average for annual auto insurance premiums are all located in the city of Detroit. Drivers in the Detroit metro area pay an average $3,148, a 2% increase from 2020, and the city average is even higher, clocking in at $5,102.47.mlive.com
Michigan drivers slated to get $400 per-vehicle refunds by May 9
Michigan drivers are expected to receive a promised $400 per-vehicle refund from the state fund that covers costs for severe auto-related injuries by May 9, 2022, officials said Monday. Related: Michigan drivers will get $400 refund per vehicle back from auto insurance feesThe MCCA will turn over the money to insurance companies by March 9, 2022. Since 2020, Michigan drivers can still choose unlimited PIP coverage, but now also have the option to choose a lower level of coverage. Crash victims, health providers cry foul over impending change to auto injury medical feesMichigan’s new auto insurance law brings excitement, concernWhat to consider when buying auto insurance in MichiganWill Michigan drivers change their policies once new auto insurance law takes effect? Whitmer signs bill overhauling Michigan auto insuranceMichigan orders auto insurance refunds due to ‘extreme reductions in driving’Michiganders to see another drop in auto insurance fee in 2021mlive.com
Auto retailer dangles ‘electric vehicle park’ in bid to build luxury dealerships near Ann Arbor
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Where are electric vehicle drivers to go when they need to recharge on long road trips? An automotive retail giant hoping to build a complex of luxury dealerships on Jackson Road near Ann Arbor says it has the answer.mlive.com
Column: New Chicago tourism slogan: ‘Please excuse our violence. We certainly do!’ At least it would be honest.
Two Chicago students from Simeon Career Academy High School were shot and killed within hours of each other. Perhaps Chicago should start marketing its violence so the whole city can share in the pain.chicagotribune.com
Detroit residents fed up with street racing, dangerous stunts in neighborhood
Street racing and drifting have become somewhat of a rising trend in the city, with multiple videos surfacing of drivers taking over the streets. In one instance, a driver lost control and ran into Ms. Neal’s fence just feet away from her home.
Storm dumps more than 18 inches of snow in West Ridge, Oak Park, less than half that at O’Hare, forecasters say
“As always, we’re advising drivers to slow down, because a lot of these crashes could be avoided,” Williams said. “You also need to increase your following distance, and move over if you see a car at the side of the road, and stranded motorists. The roads are bad, and you need to give driving all your attention if you’re out there. But if you don’t have to be, as always, the best thing is to stay home.”chicagotribune.com
Men are more aggressive behind the wheel, AAA says
DETROIT, Mich. – The American Automobile Association claims it has settled who is more aggressive on the road -- the data shows men are more likely to speed, tailgate, drive dangerously and express road rage. Metro Detroiters agree that road rage isn’t worth the risk, but when it comes down to who is more likely to have road rage -- drivers were divided. Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The data also found that younger drivers were more aggressive than older drivers. Regardless of gender or sex, nearly 80% of American drivers demonstrate aggressive behavior behind the wheel -- with speeding topping the list.
Illinois closing driver services offices from Tuesday until Dec. 7 because of COVID-19
Drivers who are eligible to renew their licenses online will receive a letter from the secretary of state’s office with instructions. Licenses expiring between Feb. 1, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021, who are eligible for online renewal are expected to receive letters in December or January. Licenses expiring in February 2021 and later are due to receive their letters roughly 90 days before their license expiration.chicagotribune.com
Northville Public Schools buses can’t run Monday as drivers quarantine due to COVID exposure
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – The Northville Public Schools district did not have enough bus drivers available Monday morning due to COVID-19 exposure that has drivers quarantining. At that time, and in consultation with Durham Transportation, a plan was developed to ensure continuity of operations during this time. The only transportation services available on Monday, October 26, 2020 will be for those students scheduled for door-to-door Special Education transportation. Northville Public Schools will continue to work closely with Durham Transportation to resume K12 transportation as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding in light of this unexpected development resulting from Durham staff quarantines, and additional absences."
Michigan police crackdown on drivers illegally passing school buses
Law enforcement across Michigan are ramping up patrols of drivers illegally passing school busses as a part of School Bus Safety Week. Operation Safe Stop is part of national School Bus Safety Week, which runs October 19-23. Michigan bus drivers conducted a one-day survey in May 2019. In just that one day, the 1,373 participating bus drivers reported 508 times that a motorist passed a school bus illegally. Drivers who pass stopped school buses may be charged with civil infractions carrying a fine between $100 and $500.
Michigan bill could make driver lines shorter, save money
Michigan drivers would no longer need a hard copy of a vehicles registration or an annual sticker on license plates under pending legislation. The bill's sponsor testified in a state House Transportation Committee this past week that the change would shorten lines at secretary of state branches and save the state money. The Department of State estimates in the bills analysis that the state could save $500,000 by eliminating the physical requirements of registration. Michigan State Police legislative liaison Sgt. Department of State spokesman Matt Levin said the department opposes allowing financial institutions to provide secretary of state services.
Amazon plans new station in Sterling Heights to speed up deliveries
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. Amazon is planning to open a new delivery center in Sterling Heights to help speed up deliveries in the area. Obviously Sterling Heights represents a significant customer base for Amazon, which certainly influenced their decision to select our city as the site for this delivery station, said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. Our skilled labor in Southeast Michigan, particularly in Sterling Heights, is second to none. We are delighted Amazon has chosen Sterling Heights as home to one of the first delivery stations in the county.Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazons delivery capabilities. Amazon says the delivery center will create hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs.
Livonia leaders dispute billboard message about racial profiling
LIVONIA, Mich. Drivers on Telegraph heading north into Livonia saw an eye catching billboard Monday. It billboard warned drivers they could face racial profiling in Livonia. Livonia has a history of racial profiling. Racial profiling is a serious allegation and is not tolerated. I look forward to continuing to engage with the community to make progress on issues of racial justice.Read more headlines:
Michigans auto insurance law changes tomorrow -- Are you ready?
DETROIT Michigan drivers should have the choice of cutting their auto insurance costs starting this week. Michigan lawmakers approved bipartisan auto insurance reform legislation last spring aimed at cutting costs for Michigan drivers who have paid the highest insurance rates in the country. This gives drivers a choice regarding level of coverage -- but they will likely have to take action. And under the new law the 20% of Michiganders who are currently driving without insurance will be able to get legal without facing a penalty. Insurance Alliance of Michigan member companies are committed to doing their part to educate their customers about the upcoming changes to Michigans auto no-fault law and helping drivers find the right plan for them and their family.
Need some income as pandemic continues to unfold? Here are jobs that are more in-demand than ever
There are many jobs that are high in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which, at the very least, can be a short-term Band-Aid to the financial worries people have. Here are some jobs in which people can make some cash, right now:Delivery driversYou could drive for a number of companies right now. With the pandemic further driving online retail sales, employees who can deliver those increased orders for companies are like gold right now. Grocery store helpThis isn’t much of a revelation, especially for those who have waited in long lines and seen empty shelves at grocery stores in recent weeks. Did we miss any other jobs that have grown in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic?
LIVE STREAM: Detroit Mayor Duggan, DDOT union address coronavirus concerns after service shut down
DETROIT – Service was shut down on Tuesday after Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus drivers refused to drive routes due to coronavirus concerns. UPDATE: Mayor Duggan: DDOT bus rides will be free, service to resume WednesdayWatch it live below:“(The CDC) already said not more than 10 people in a setting. No hand sanitizer, no gloves from the department,” said Schetrone Collier, a DDOT bus driver. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced DDOT bus service will be shut down Tuesday morning. Duggan said the drivers expressed concerns including the health of passengers, the cleanliness of buses and how they have lost access to public restrooms.
AAA: Seniors not as bad at driving as many think
AAA: Seniors not as bad at driving as many think Statistics published by AAA refute the perception that elderly drivers are prone to crashes. A survey also reveals that a majority of elderly drivers support undergoing medical screenings before getting their license renewed. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com