Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

According to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), more car accidents happen in southeastern Michigan than they do anywhere else in the state, with Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties having the highest numbers of car accidents. Recently, a list of the 20 Michigan intersections with the highest numbers of car accidents in 2015 was

Getting behind the wheel of a car when you’re tired can pose a very serious danger to yourself and to other drivers on the road. Drowsy drivers have slower reaction times and have a harder time focusing on everything that’s going on around them. It’s estimated that drowsy driving caused 72,000 car accidents in 2013,

Safety features in cars have come a long way over the past century. As technology has progressed, it’s allowed automakers to make the vehicles we rely on everyday safer and safer. Despite the progress we’ve made, tens of thousands of people still die in car accidents every year and thousands more are injured. The majority

With the way automotive technology is headed, it might not be long before cars that drive themselves start becoming a common sight on America’s roadways. Some forms of self-driving technology, such as parking assistance and automatic emergency braking have been making their way into cars for a few years now, but would you be willing

When a new year starts, it’s very common for people to make resolutions to improve their lives in the new year. Government agencies also often tend to set goals they’d like to achieve over the course of the new year, especially if it’s an agency with a focus on improving public safety. The National Transportation

In April 2012, Michigan motorcyclists saw a big change in laws regarding helmet usage. For 35 years before then, Michigan law mandated that all motorcyclists and passengers wear helmets while riding a motorcycle. But on April 12, 2012, that law was repealed and now motorcyclists are no longer required to wear a helmet if they’re

Getting into a car accident can be a very upsetting event. Nobody leaves their home expecting to get into a car accident, so it’s very common to get startled and panic if you do end up getting into one. One of the first things people think when they’ve been in a car accident is, “What

Image Source: Yauhen_D / Shutterstock.com It is estimated that distracted driving plays a role in about 80 percent of the car accidents that occur today. That is why more drivers today are opting to use infotainment systems. In fact, many of the new cars are already fitted with infotainment systems that allow people to use voice

In the early years of the automobile industry, cars were made with heavy-duty materials that could easily absorb collisions at the posted speeds back in those days. As the cars got faster and the speed limits started increasing, death by auto accidents became more than a passing concern. In response to this new phenomenon, automobile

Even if you are a very cautious driver, there is always the chance that you will be involved in a car accident. Negligence plays a role in many of the auto accidents that occur each year and too many innocent, responsible drivers are injured as a result. There are a multitude of reasons why a

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