DDOT proposal to give bus drivers chance to earn yearly $4,000 attendance bonuses
On Monday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that all bus drivers within the Detroit Department of Transportation could earn up to $4,000 a year in bonuses. Drivers will have to meet a minimum attendance requirement to be eligible.
Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division conducting inspections over next three days
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) officers will be conducting inspections of large trucks and busses at weigh station facilities and rest areas throughout the state beginning May 17.
Detroit residents fed up with street racing, dangerous stunts in neighborhood
Street racing and drifting have become somewhat of a rising trend in the city, with multiple videos surfacing of drivers taking over the streets. In one instance, a driver lost control and ran into Ms. Neal’s fence just feet away from her home.
Men are more aggressive behind the wheel, AAA says
DETROIT, Mich. – The American Automobile Association claims it has settled who is more aggressive on the road -- the data shows men are more likely to speed, tailgate, drive dangerously and express road rage. Metro Detroiters agree that road rage isn’t worth the risk, but when it comes down to who is more likely to have road rage -- drivers were divided. Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The data also found that younger drivers were more aggressive than older drivers. Regardless of gender or sex, nearly 80% of American drivers demonstrate aggressive behavior behind the wheel -- with speeding topping the list.
Northville Public Schools buses can’t run Monday as drivers quarantine due to COVID exposure
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – The Northville Public Schools district did not have enough bus drivers available Monday morning due to COVID-19 exposure that has drivers quarantining. At that time, and in consultation with Durham Transportation, a plan was developed to ensure continuity of operations during this time. The only transportation services available on Monday, October 26, 2020 will be for those students scheduled for door-to-door Special Education transportation. Northville Public Schools will continue to work closely with Durham Transportation to resume K12 transportation as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding in light of this unexpected development resulting from Durham staff quarantines, and additional absences."
Michigan police crackdown on drivers illegally passing school buses
Law enforcement across Michigan are ramping up patrols of drivers illegally passing school busses as a part of School Bus Safety Week. Operation Safe Stop is part of national School Bus Safety Week, which runs October 19-23. Michigan bus drivers conducted a one-day survey in May 2019. In just that one day, the 1,373 participating bus drivers reported 508 times that a motorist passed a school bus illegally. Drivers who pass stopped school buses may be charged with civil infractions carrying a fine between $100 and $500.
Michigan bill could make driver lines shorter, save money
Michigan drivers would no longer need a hard copy of a vehicles registration or an annual sticker on license plates under pending legislation. The bill's sponsor testified in a state House Transportation Committee this past week that the change would shorten lines at secretary of state branches and save the state money. The Department of State estimates in the bills analysis that the state could save $500,000 by eliminating the physical requirements of registration. Michigan State Police legislative liaison Sgt. Department of State spokesman Matt Levin said the department opposes allowing financial institutions to provide secretary of state services.
Amazon plans new station in Sterling Heights to speed up deliveries
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. Amazon is planning to open a new delivery center in Sterling Heights to help speed up deliveries in the area. Obviously Sterling Heights represents a significant customer base for Amazon, which certainly influenced their decision to select our city as the site for this delivery station, said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. Our skilled labor in Southeast Michigan, particularly in Sterling Heights, is second to none. We are delighted Amazon has chosen Sterling Heights as home to one of the first delivery stations in the county.Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazons delivery capabilities. Amazon says the delivery center will create hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs.
Livonia leaders dispute billboard message about racial profiling
LIVONIA, Mich. Drivers on Telegraph heading north into Livonia saw an eye catching billboard Monday. It billboard warned drivers they could face racial profiling in Livonia. Livonia has a history of racial profiling. Racial profiling is a serious allegation and is not tolerated. I look forward to continuing to engage with the community to make progress on issues of racial justice.Read more headlines:
Michigans auto insurance law changes tomorrow -- Are you ready?
DETROIT Michigan drivers should have the choice of cutting their auto insurance costs starting this week. Michigan lawmakers approved bipartisan auto insurance reform legislation last spring aimed at cutting costs for Michigan drivers who have paid the highest insurance rates in the country. This gives drivers a choice regarding level of coverage -- but they will likely have to take action. And under the new law the 20% of Michiganders who are currently driving without insurance will be able to get legal without facing a penalty. Insurance Alliance of Michigan member companies are committed to doing their part to educate their customers about the upcoming changes to Michigans auto no-fault law and helping drivers find the right plan for them and their family.
Need some income as pandemic continues to unfold? Here are jobs that are more in-demand than ever
There are many jobs that are high in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which, at the very least, can be a short-term Band-Aid to the financial worries people have. Here are some jobs in which people can make some cash, right now:Delivery driversYou could drive for a number of companies right now. With the pandemic further driving online retail sales, employees who can deliver those increased orders for companies are like gold right now. Grocery store helpThis isn’t much of a revelation, especially for those who have waited in long lines and seen empty shelves at grocery stores in recent weeks. Did we miss any other jobs that have grown in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic?
LIVE STREAM: Detroit Mayor Duggan, DDOT union address coronavirus concerns after service shut down
DETROIT – Service was shut down on Tuesday after Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus drivers refused to drive routes due to coronavirus concerns. UPDATE: Mayor Duggan: DDOT bus rides will be free, service to resume WednesdayWatch it live below:“(The CDC) already said not more than 10 people in a setting. No hand sanitizer, no gloves from the department,” said Schetrone Collier, a DDOT bus driver. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced DDOT bus service will be shut down Tuesday morning. Duggan said the drivers expressed concerns including the health of passengers, the cleanliness of buses and how they have lost access to public restrooms.