New traffic law will penalize drivers who cause injury, death on private property

By Ally Hamzey
The Meridian Times Reporter

A Haslett resident furrows her eyebrows as the topic of the House Bill 4314, signed by Gov. Rick Snyder a few weeks prior, is brought into the conversation. The bill states that law enforcement has the authority to enforce traffic laws on private property that is open to the general public when moving violations result in death or serious injuries. The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, explains that she is a nurse who interacts with people with such serious injuries very often. “I’m a nurse, and I see people who were injured very badly on private property, and they get nothing,” she said. “They get no compensation at all.