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Confused about the new no-fault auto insurance law?

A study of 1,005 Michigan drivers found that 53% of insured drivers have just “heard of it” or are “not at all familiar” with the no-fault auto insurance law that goes into effect after July 1.

“The law is complex, regarding personal injury protections,” said Ruthanne Sudderth, senior vice president of public affairs and communications at Michigan Health & Hospital Association, which commissioned the study ahead of a public education campaign it plans to launch in the spring.

Read more at Lansing State Journal

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Michigan State Police launches criminal investigation after possible flawed breathalyzer test results

Michigan State Police launches criminal investigation after possible flawed breathalyzer test results

In a letter written to police and prosecutors statewide, state police officials warned law enforcement agencies about “performance-related issues” with the Datamaster DMT breathalyzer devices, according to The Detroit News. Such issues could affect drunken driving cases.

Read more at WXYZ Detroit

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Court Rules Favor Drunk Driver

The Michigan Court of Appeals delivered a unanimous decision on Wednesday regarding an Ionia County traffic stop they say violated an individual’s constitutional protection from unreasonable searches.

Michigan court rules in favor of drunk driver, says cop had wrong speed limit.
Read more at Detroit Free Press
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No guaranteed savings under new Michigan auto law

Michigan motorists will be required to buy significantly more liability coverage under the new auto insurance law.

Michigan motorists will be required to buy significantly more liability coverage under the new auto insurance law, and there are no assurances those extra costs will not offset reductions the law requires in the personal injury protection (PIP) portion of motorists' premiums, according to a top insurance industry executive.

Read more at The Detroit Free Press