Michigan

Michigan roadside drug test pilot program begins this week

Officers can require a driver to submit to an oral fluid test with a mouth swab at roadside to detect the presence of a controlled substance. The test can determine the presence of Schedule 1-5 controlled substances, much like a breathalyzer detects alcohol.

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Presenting logs with ELDs at roadside

Running with an e-logs device is one thing. Communicating e-log data to an inspector is quite another. With five months to go, states’ data transfer plans vary widely, and an ambitious federal program remains untested.

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Michigan to begin increasing speed limits on 1,500 miles of highway

The Michigan DOT, along with Michigan State Police, found 900 miles of non-freeway state highways to increase the speed limit for trucks to 55 miles per hour, and 600 miles of interstate highways to 65 miles per hour for trucks.

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Drivewyze to add seven bypass locations in Michigan

The seven new bypass sites are located at weigh stations along I-69, I-75, I-94 and I-96, all major corridors to and from the state’s busiest international crossings, the Ambassador Bridge and the Blue Water Bridge, according to Drivewyze.

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Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

Troopers that have gone through the training to become certified drug recognition experts could conduct the test at roadside by swabbing the saliva of a driver.

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I-96 overnight full closure March 2

The Michigan DOT reports that, given winter weather predicted for earlier this week, an overnight, full closure on I-96 at Aurelius Road in Lansing has been rescheduled for the night of Wednesday, March 2.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Report on January I-94 pileup offers suggestions on improving midwestern highway

A 193-vehicle pileup on I-94 in southwestern Michigan early this year prompted a study of a 140-mile stretch of the interstate, the results of which were published Monday, Nov. 30.

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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Overnight lane closures: Upcoming in Michigan and Virginia; Nashville I-40 shutdown repeat

I-64 affected in Virginia through next week in both directions (MM 250-255) overnight, likewise Monday in Michigan I-94 in Washtenaw County. Nashville downtown -- I-40 closing again over the weekend.

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