Synopsis Although it may be difficult to address a driver with a health condition, family and friends can help reduce the likelihood of that person causing a fatal crash by knowing what conditions are most dangerous. Drivers with a history of epilepsy, addiction, and reactive barriers caused by age or attention disorders are some of […]
Synopsis Red-light runners and those drivers who choose to speed are increasingly becoming a crash risk problem on Michigan roadways, according to Michigan State Police. Thirty-two people were killed in an increasing number of red-light running crashes which hiked up 18.4 percent since 2014. In 2018, there were 31,003 accidents involving speeding, including excessive speeders […]
Synopsis About 100 children in the United States are killed every year while traveling to or from school, and 25,000 others sustain serious injuries as a result of school zone crashes, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Congested intersections and crosswalks, impaired drivers, inattentive and distracted drivers, as well as motorists who speed or drive too […]
Synopsis Official numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2017. 156 pedestrians were killed in a Michigan traffic accident or crash in 2017, 28 of which occurred in the urban communities of Detroit. A preliminary report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association […]
Synopsis On Friday, June 7, 2019, a fatal collision occurred involving a drunk pickup truck driver and a horse-drawn buggy carrying five children and two adults. Three of the children died as a result of the crash. The tragedy happened in the Amish populated community of Michigan’s Algansee Township in Branch County. The carriage took […]
Synopsis Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows a total of 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2017 and accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. In Michigan, the number of motorcycle fatalities reported in 2017 was 142. Metro Detroit areas, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties average more than three […]
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.