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As Michigan moves forward in the so-called “race to mobility,” there are still some details it needs to work out.  The second annual report from Michigan’s Council on Future Mobility came out Monday. 


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Centuries-old trees have many benefits:  they provide habitat, absorb stormwater runoff, sequester carbon, and beautify the rural landscape.  Many of our largest got their start when buggies or farm tractors were the fastest thing on the road.  Now, in the age of speedy (and often distracted) driving, trees close to the road are being hit by drivers that lose control.  Should they be removed for safety's sake?  In the last few months, there has been much talk about this question in Washtenaw County.  The controversy continues.


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More warm weather is on the way for Washtenaw County, and that could be bad news for local roadways.


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As you can imagine, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is busy clearing snow from the roads to make this evening's and tomorrow morning's commute a smooth one. 
 


Michigan State Police
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As you do your holiday driving, Michigan State Police want you to remember the state’s so-called “move over law.”


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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday and, with it, comes an increased risk of car accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists.


Police Car
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A state lawmaker wants to require driver education in Michigan to include training on how to behave during police stops.  He hopes it will reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.


Humane Society of Huron Valley

Now that we're in to October, it's time for the annual reminder about being on the lookout for deer on area roadways.


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It’s been a rough week for a lot of people as we continue to pick up the pieces from what is now being called a “once-in-a-century weather event.”


Ann Arbor
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Safety improvements around schools will be a main topic of discussion at tonight's Ann Arbor City Council meeting.  


Roundabout
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As more and more roundabouts are added on local roadways, Washtenaw County officials want to make sure motorists are clear on how to use them.  


Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
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Despite continuing efforts to making driving more safe for motorists, the number of traffic fatalities are on the rise in our state.


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  Local, county and state law enforcement officials say they're stepping up patrols to catch drunken drivers during a period that includes St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments and spring break.