Michigan Auto Accident Deaths Jump 19% Since 2014

Last year may have been the deadliest year since 2007 for people traveling the nation’s roadways, based on preliminary data from the National Safety Council. The early numbers also show an increase in Michigan auto accident deaths: there were 1,064 fatalities on the state’s roads in 2016, compared to 893 deaths in 2014 — an increase of 19 percent over the two-year period.

The NSC reports that, in 2016, some 40,200 people across ...

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Can Victims Of Michigan Semi-Truck Crashes Get No-Fault Benefits?

Michigan semi-truck crashes can be some of the most deadly highway accidents. For the victims who survive a semi-truck crash, they frequently have severe injuries and require lifelong care.

Last year, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses were in collisions on Michigan’s roadways. Nationwide, studies show that 98 percent of semi-truck crashes result in at least one fatality — and about 86 percent of these deaths are not the semi-truck driver.

Notably, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the ...

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Will Speed-Limiting Devices On Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

Last year, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. In fact, thousands of motorists across the United States are injured or die each year in semi-truck crashes, and accidents involving buses and other large vehicles.

To help reduce the number of collisions involving these types of heavy vehicles, it has been suggested that newly manufactured vehicles with a gross weight of mornational-highway-traffic-safety-administratione than 26,000 pounds ...

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