Car Accidents

Causes Of Michigan Wrong-Way Crashes

by Thomas Stroble | June 16th, 2016

wrong way signThe National Transportation Safety Board[1] recently released a special investigative report on wrong-way driving. According to the report, alcohol and drug use are main contributing factors to wrong-way driving accidents.  The report further provides that more than half, and as many as one-third of wrong-way accidents involved drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol. Older drivers were also found to be more likely to be involved in wrong-way driving collisions with drivers over 70 years of age more likely to be involved in wrong-way accidents than right-way fatal driving collisions.  There are many possible causes of wrong-way driving including:

  • Distracted
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Common Causes Of Michigan Auto And Truck Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | June 8th, 2016

Michigan car vs. truck accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides that in 2014, there were 901 traffic fatalities[1] in the state of Michigan. This amounts to 9.09 fatalities per 100,000 Michigan residents, only slightly less than the national average of 10.25 fatalities per 100,000 residents.

As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, motor vehicle accidents concern us all. Fortunately, the vast majority of auto accidents are not fatal. Approximately 80 people are killed on US roads every day, but more than 5 million non-fatal crashes are reported annually. Fatal crashes typically involve the following:

  • Speeding: Most people have
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Michigan Street Racing Statistics

by Thomas Stroble | May 18th, 2016

transportation, high speeds, racing and road concept - close upAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration[1], 153 people were killed in 122 crashes while racing between 2001 and 2010.  The agency changed the way it tracks street racing cases in 2009 so that a crash is considered “racing involved” only if police charge at least one driver with racing. Previously, crashes were considered racing if at least one driver was charged or if investigators concluded that racing was involved. Under that broader definition, there were 1,047 racing deaths from 2001 to 2008.  The Administration further reports:

  • Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for
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Michigan Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device

by Thomas Stroble | May 13th, 2016

Man Blowing Into BreathalyzerDrunk Driving Statistics for Michigan

Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides:

  • Drunk driving fatalities: In 2015 there were 215 fatalities[1] caused by drunk driving accidents in the state of Michigan, representing nearly 24% of all total traffic deaths.
  • Alcohol-related crashes: There were 8,892 alcohol-related Michigan crashes in 2015 causing 4,633 injuries.

Michigan Habitual Offenders

In the state of Michigan, if you have any of the following combination of drunk or drugged driving convictions, the law indicates that you are a Habitual Offender:

  • Two or more convictions within 7 years
  • Three or more convictions within 10 years.

The Secretary of State … Read More

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Do Rear Cameras Help Prevent Michigan Backover Accidents?

by Thomas Stroble | May 11th, 2016

Woman Looking in Rearview MirrorA blindzone[1] is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blindzones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large.

  • Average blindzone = 15 to 25 feet
  • Shorter drivers result in larger blindzones
  • Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA[2]), every year backover accidents cause, on average, 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries. Backovers take place mainly in driveways and parking lots … Read More

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