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It’s Not Always Distracted Driving. Distracted Walking Can Also Cause Serious Accidents and Injuries.

It’s no secret that driving on any road presents a number of hazards and risks to motorists each time they drive. However, rarely are we more vulnerable than when walking in urban areas, crossing busy roads, or navigating traffic on foot. Whether you like it or not, we are all pedestrians at some point, so […]

Michigan Drivers Still Not Taking Distracted Driving Seriously

Key Points of This Article: Since 2016, mobile phone use-related car accidents have increased nearly 50% in Michigan. More than 2,800 people in the U.S. die in distraction-related crashes each year. Drivers should be aware of three major types of distraction: visual (eyes), manual (hands), and cognitive (mind). Although 87% of people think talking on […]

Michigan Distracted Driving Accidents & Cell Phone Laws

Key Points of This Article: Distracted driving due to cell phone use continues to be a safety issue across the country and in Michigan, where there is currently no complete ban on cell phone use while driving. In 2021, bipartisan lawmakers introduced three new bills that would make it illegal to use a cell phone […]

Congestion & Distracted Driving: The Downside of Uber and Lyft Services

Synopsis A 2018 research report published by University of Chicago Booth School of Business showed ridesharing services has been increasing traffic deaths by 2% to 3%, as well as serious related injuries, since 2011. Individuals injured while traveling in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, as well as traditional taxi services, are covered under the Michigan no-fault […]

Distracted Driving Crashes Spike During the Holiday Season

Crashes Over Holiday Season Predicted to Surge Due to Distracted Driving Fatalities and serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes remain on the rise throughout the busy holiday season, reaching an alarming height between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While drunk and impaired drivers stay responsible for contributing to high numbers, another cause has emerged. University of […]

5 Michigan Communities with Highest Number of Distracted Driving Accidents

Michigan Distracted Driving Crashes Doubled Drunk Driving Accidents in 2017 University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded distracted driving crashes tallied twice as high as drunk driving across the state in 2017. Distracted driving resulted in 20,115 vehicle crashes while drunken driving and alcohol-related crashes peaked at 10,265. About 27 […]

Distracted Driving Statistics for 5 Michigan Communities

Michigan Distracted Driving Crashes Doubled Drunk Driving Accidents in 2017 University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded distracted driving crashes tallied twice as high as drunk driving across the state in 2017. Distracted driving resulted in 20,115 vehicle crashes while drunken driving and alcohol-related crashes peaked at 10,265. About 27 […]

Fatal Michigan Crash Result of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Four-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 23 A Michigan State University associate coach was recently taken into custody by Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies after being involved in a fatal four-vehicle crash on U.S. 23. As reported by several local news outlets, 37-year-old Todd Moyer, was driving southbound on U.S. 23 in Summerfield Township […]

12 Ways to Avoid Driving Distracted in 2019

Synopsis University of Michigan researchers have concluded that distracted driving crashes now tally twice as high as drunk driving accidents across the state. Motor vehicle operators who take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds automatically double their risk of a crash and killing themselves or others. Approximately nine lives are lost […]