We live in a world where Michigan residents are constantly on the go and time is sometimes considered more precious than money. It can be a real challenge to do normal household chores when you're always on the move.

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Due to our fast-paced lifestyles, we tend to put a little too much faith in our appliances and expect them to seamlessly handle our tasks without considering the potential risks and the importance of responsible usage.

Even though we're told never to run appliances when we're not home or while we're sleeping, there is one that is downright dangerous.

Never Run This Appliance When You're Not at Home or Sleeping

Of all the appliances that you should never leave running when you're not at home, your dryer is at the top of the list. This is an extreme fire hazard.

According to The Household Advisor, over 15,000 fire breakouts from dryers are reported every year, with most of these fires resulting from negligence and careless use of these appliances.


I'm 100% guilty of throwing my clothes in the dryer when I walk out the door for work. I try so hard not to do it, but sometimes, I just have to. In my defense, I always keep the lint traps and vents clean. I know that's still no excuse to do it. Look, I'm a work in progress. Maybe writing this article will help keep me in check.

You should never run any of your appliances when you're not home or sleeping including your washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, and anything else that could be a potential flood or fire hazard.

Road Fatalities: Most Dangerous Time, Day, and Month by State

Knowing what dangers are ahead is part of being a good driver. Georgia-based attorneys at Bader Scott gathered information from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to determine the most fatal time, day, and month to be on the road in each of the 50 states.

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10 Most Dangerous Cities In Michigan

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These Are Michigan's Most Dangerous Intersections

If you're driving in Michigan you might want to avoid these intersections. Michigan Auto Law a Michigan-based law firm created the list of Michigan's most dangerous intersections using Police information from 2021 to determine which intersections saw the most crashes.

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