Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

GPS screen attached to windshield of car

For many drivers, GPS is a routine part of their driving habits, whether they’re just out running errands or taking a road trip. Very rarely do drivers reference paper maps when they need to figure out how to reach a destination. Instead, services like Google Maps, MapQuest, and Waze can instantly suggest a few different

Woman in car with mask on while applying hand sanitizer

In one way or another, everyone has been feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people have been working from home rather than from the office, while others have been coping with unemployment. Some have been helping their kids get an education at home or have been simply looking for new ways

Person holding coffee drink and phone in driver's seat

Car crashes can happen for a wide range of reasons, but the sad reality is that many of those crashes were completely preventable. Crashes caused by distracted driving are just one type of extremely preventable car crash. When we talk about distracted driving, it’s important to remember that it can be much more than using

Person holding steering wheel while driving

Regardless of what’s going on in the world, staying safe on the road should always be a top priority for all drivers. After all, there really never is a “good” time for people to be getting into car crashes. People can very easily be seriously injured regardless of when they occur. With that in mind,

Small car backing into another car in a parking lot

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the key things we’ve been told to do is stay home as much as possible. But while many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close their doors until things calm down, not all businesses are closed for business. Here in Michigan, many businesses that have been deemed essential have

Illuminated red light of traffic light

One of the first things people learn about driving is what the colored lights on a traffic signal mean. Even children understand that a green light means “go” and a red light means “stop,” but despite how widely understood this is, far too many car crashes every year are caused by drivers running red lights.

Ambulance rushing through street

Emergency service workers like paramedics, police officers, and firefighters all have very hard jobs to do. But since a large part of their jobs involve spending time on the road and quickly responding to urgent, life-or-death situations, other drivers on the road can make their jobs even riskier. Every year, tens of thousands of car

Brown and white cow crossing the road

Nobody ever wants to have the experience of hitting an animal with their car, but it’s something that happens to many people every year. It’s a particularly common occurrence here in Michigan, with Farmers Insurance ranking Michigan as the state with the 7th highest number of car accidents involving animals during the fall months. But

Cars driving with headlights on at nighttime

Whether you’re driving at night or during the daytime, the lights on your car play a very valuable role in protecting you and other drivers on the road. Not only can they help you see better, they can provide other drivers with the information that can help them prevent a car crash. We all get

Driver assistance system on screen in car

More quickly than ever before, technology is changing the way we drive our cars. If you haven’t shopped for a brand new car in a long time, you might be overwhelmed by how many new driver assistance systems are available now. Systems like automatic emergency braking, lane departure alerts, backup cameras, and blind spot alerts