By Nolan Erickson

If you’ve driven past one of the large electronic information signs along a Michigan highway, chances are you’ve noticed a tally of traffic crash deaths. These displays are part of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Toward Zero Deaths campaign. MDOT’s participation is part of an ambitious national effort to reduce and eventually eliminate traffic fatalities.

If you’ve been keeping track, however, you may have noticed the number of deaths has actually been increasing over the last two years. In fact, 2016 was the first time since 2007 the number of deaths in Michigan …read more