opinion Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News Published 11:00 PM EDT Apr 4, 2019 I can still remember the shock of discovering what I’d have to pay for my Michigan car insurance. I had just graduated from college, and wasn’t exactly rolling in dough. Moving from Oregon, it was hard enough getting used to pumping my own gas (yes, they do that for you in my home state). But when I learned I would have to pay twice as much just to insure my car — not to mention higher registration fees — I started second guessing my decision to move here. After calls to several different insurance companies, I became familiar with three words I had never had to worry about before: personal injury protection. It’s Michigan’s requirement of unlimited lifetime medical benefits for those severely injured in a crash that is a fundamental driver of the astronomical rates here. Add to that other factors such as rampant fraud and no cost controls — fee schedules … [Read more...] about Jacques: Scrap Michigan’s faulty ‘no-fault’ car insurance
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Drug-driving Ballymena woman with child in car avoids jail BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A drug-driver who had her 10-year-old child in the back seat when she was "swerving from kerb to kerb" has avoided prison. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/drugdriving-ballymena-woman-with-child-in-car-avoids-jail-37906051.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37906050.ece/44fa1/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-13_new_48696935_I1.JPG Email A drug-driver who had her 10-year-old child in the back seat when she was "swerving from kerb to kerb" has avoided prison. Janice Marshall's three-month jail term was suspended for 18 months at Antrim Magistrates Court yesterday. Also banning the 35-year-old from driving for two years, District Judge Nigel Broderick said her driving was "extremely dangerous, aggravated by the medication you had taken". He told Marshall, a mother-of-seven from Drumtara in Ballymena: "It's highly fortuitous there was no significant … [Read more...] about Drug-driving Ballymena woman with child in car avoids jail
Peter Holley, The Washington Post Published 10:58 am PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 Lime's electronic scooters are popping up in cities across the world. Lime's electronic scooters are popping up in cities across the world. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Lime's electronic scooters are popping up in cities across the world. Lime's electronic scooters are popping up in cities across the world. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images Woman sues Lime after a scooter accident left her daughter in a vegetative state 1 / 42 Back to Gallery Most days, when Ashanti Jordan's shift at Broward General … [Read more...] about Woman sues Lime after a scooter accident left her daughter in a vegetative state
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 2:56 pm CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Stop Underrides Act of 2017 Stalls in U.S Senate 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Legislation to help prevent deaths from underride crashes has stalled in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. What is an Underride Crash? An underride crash is a severe accident when a vehicle slides underneath a large truck or semi-trailer. Head and neck injuries suffered as a result of an underride crash are often fatal. Information About the Stop Underrides Act of 2017 Recommended Video: … [Read more...] about Stop Underrides Act of 2017 Stalls in U.S Senate
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm No one was seriously hurt in a car wreck near Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate Thursday, including 97-year-old Prince Philip, who was driving his SUV, and a 9-month-old baby boy and two women who were riding in another car. The accident remains under investigation to determine why Philip’s Land Rover SUV went “careening, tumbling across the road,” according to a witness. Prince Philip's car crash prompts questions about why the 97-year-old was driving https://t.co/gxXzXX1PY5 pic.twitter.com/2dTJtzffwR — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 18, 2019 But questions have arisen over whether the Duke of Edinburgh should continue to drive, and if the queen and other royal family members will think it’s time for him to tell him to hand over the keys to a chauffeur or valet. “Now questions will inevitably be … [Read more...] about After Prince Philip’s car crash, royals face tough question: Should he still drive?