Daily Archives: October 30, 2020

Message from Huron Township Clerk regarding weapons at polling locations

Huron Hub file photo

Posted Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

Message from Huron Township Clerk Jeremy Cady regarding weapons at polling locations:

Here are the rules/laws for Huron Township regarding firearms in polling locations.

No firearms in Precincts 1,3,4,5,& 6. They are either schools or places of worship, and those entities have “no weapon” policies on their properties.

Precinct number 2 will permit open carry or licensed concealed carry because THAT IS THE LAW. It is a Township (public) owned building.

Clerk Jeremy Cady

HOWEVER, it is the RESPONSIBILITY of the person carrying the firearm to know Michigan’s Firearm Law. DO NOT ARGUE WITH VOLUNTEER POLL WORKERS ON FIREARM LAWS. Call my office if you have a problem. 

Protect your own gun rights by being educated and not looking to make a point. Carry wisely, legally and safely. I support the 2nd Amendment wholeheartedly, but I also believe in personal responsibility. 

Police will be in each precinct. 

This is your community too…VOTE SAFE.

Jeremy R. Cady

Huron Charter Township

Pedestrians more at risk of serious injury from motor vehicle crash in weeks following return to standard time

MDOT reminds motorists to be alert as clocks “fall back” on Sunday 

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Oct. 30, 2020

Sunday marks the return to standard time, or known popularly as “falling back” an hour on the clock.

While many will enjoy an extra hour of sleep, MDOT is reminding drivers that it can be a dangerous time on the roadways.

Research from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute says that pedestrians are more at risk of serious injury from a motor vehicle crash in the weeks following a return to standard time.

The most dangerous time is the first hour of darkness.

“Drivers need to realize that after the time change it may be more challenging to see people walking, running, or bicycling as they will be much less noticeable,” said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. “To ensure visibility, pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists are encouraged to wear brighter-colored clothing with reflective material. Drivers need to eliminate distractions, slow down, and focus fully on the task of driving.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes in 2018 resulted in the deaths of 6,283 pedestrians and 857 pedalcyclists (bicyclists and riders of two-wheel, nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals). Unfortunately, these incidents increased by 3.4 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively, from the previous year.

Most pedestrian fatalities (76 percent) and pedalcyclist fatalities (50 percent) occurred during dark conditions between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.