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Car Dealer Bill Restricts Competition and Limits Consumer Choice

The right of a car company to sell its products directly to consumers is an issue that resonates with people from a wide variety of ideological perspectives.

Read more at Mackinac Center For Public Policy

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Michigan bill would eliminate ‘archaic’ driving law

Most people do not even know this law is on the books. At issue is Michigan statute that requires the driver of an overtaking vehicle to provide an audible signal to the driver of an overtaken vehicle to give way to the right.

Read more at Land Line

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2 snowmobilers win key decision in lawsuit against DNR

The Michigan DNR claimed it is immune to liability. But negligent
operation of a motor vehicle typically is an exception to immunity.

Read more at WZZM13.com

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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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