Key Points of This Article: In Michigan, excessive speed is a factor in nearly 20% of all fatalities in motor vehicle crashes and 16% of suspected serious injuries. Drivers who speed are likely to have more aggressive driving habits that put other motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists at risk. The highest number of excessive speed […]
Key Points of This Article: Bicyclists are far more vulnerable to serious injuries or death in a crash than drivers and passengers of cars and trucks. Common reasons for motor vehicle operators to be at fault of a collision with a bicyclist include speeding, distraction, or making a common driver error such as driving too […]
Key Points of This Article: Marijuana and other drugs contribute to nearly three million people injured in car accidents every year. Studies published by The American Journal on Addictions show marijuana and other drug use can interfere with a driver’s reaction time and response to road emergencies. Several police units in Michigan are trained to recognize high-on-marijuana operators […]
Key Points of This Article: Even though purchasing marijuana for recreational use is legal in Michigan, driving while high is not. Marijuana and other drugs contribute to nearly three million people injured in car accidents every year. As more states make recreation use of marijuana legal, authorities say the crash numbers are expected to grow. Michigan […]
How law enforcement is going to regulate marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, especially on our state’s roadways, has been an issue for Michigan lawmakers to address since 2008 when medicinal marijuana become legal in the state.
Michigan Crashes Caused by Drugged Drivers Surge Towards National Trends Drugged driving deaths have risen 263 percent in the past decade. Last year, the Detroit Free Press reported via Michigan State Police statistics, “drugged drivers caused 127 crashes that killed 141 people in the state … That’s still less than the 165 crashes caused by drunken […]