Michigan Distracted Driving Crash Data Yields Few Surprises

//Michigan Distracted Driving Crash Data Yields Few Surprises

Michigan Distracted Driving Crash Data Yields Few Surprises

By Nolan Erickson

In 2016, the standard Michigan State Police traffic crash form was revised to include a specific category for documenting distracted driving. Since then, tracking distracted driving crashes, and injuries suffered in those crashes, has become quite a bit easier.

Based on publicly available data, there were 20,115 crashes involving a distracted driver in 2017. According to an analysis by MLive.com, those crashes comprise about 6% of Michigan’s total crashes last year, and about 23% of those distracted driving crashes resulted in an injury.

As one would expect, distracted driving crashes occur in higher volume in urban …read more

2018-10-09T14:52:00+00:00Blog|