Michigan Traffic Fatalities Are The Highest They’ve Been Since 2007
This is sad to report.
People who've been killed on Michigan roads has seen the highest number since 2007, according to MLive. So far this year, the Michigan Department of Transportation recorded 1,009 vehicular deaths. That number was taken on December 13th.
One factor contributing to higher fatalities is just the fact that more people are driving more miles. But other factors include alcohol and drug use; from 2014 to 2015, vehicular deaths involving alcohol or drug use increased 28 percent and 19 percent respectively.
Michigan State Police Spokeswoman Shannon Banner says we, as drivers, can do more to limit crashes. Most importantly, pay more attention to driving... "Put down your phone, avoid distractions behind the wheel and say no to impaired driving. Read more details HERE.