It may seem obvious. It may seem an unnecessary public service caution to express. Especially for us northern Michiganders. But for whatever the reason, once winter returns the local news is ripe with car crashes occurring in our area, most often because a driver was driving too fast for conditions. The posted speed limit is for optimum road driving conditions. It is not the lawful and prudent speed in less than optimum conditions. Winter road conditions mandate slowing down. This is commonly known and referred to as “the basic speed law” which we are all taught in driver’s education.
Authored by L. Page Graves
A native of Lansing, Michigan, Page Graves now helps members of the same community who need legal help with Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance Law, representing medical service providers and severely injured people in collecting unpaid and underpaid no-fault benefits. A partner with Smith & Johnson in Traverse City, Mr. Graves has been repeatedly included in the annual Best Lawyers since 2012.