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