Automobile Safety

146 Auto-Deer Crashes Every Day in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | October 24th, 2012

On an average day in Michigan there will be 146 collisions between deer and motor vehicles – and autumn is the most dangerous time of the year. Many crashes go unreported, which means the actual total is likely even higher.

According to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center:

  • The rate of accidents in 2010 was nearly 56,000 vehicle-deer crashes.
  • In 2011, there were over 53,000 vehicle deer incidents.
  • Eight people lost their lives, and nearly 1,500 injuries were sustained from these crashes.
  • Incidents go up in October and November.

The Michigan auto accident lawyers at The Stroble … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Michigan Football Fans Asked to Drive Carefully Around Highway Work Zones

by Thomas Stroble | October 5th, 2012

Michigan is home to some very popular football teams – the Detroit Lions, University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.  Fans are anxious to get to the games to enjoy the tailgating festivities, and when it’s time to leave, they are then in a rush to get home.  However, the Michigan Department of Transportation asks for patience from football fans during the season as they work on multiple road and bridge projects throughout the state.

In an effort to help fans plan their route when heading to the football games, MDOT created a webpage dedicated to the projects … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Statistics from NHTSA Show 1 in 10 Fatal Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

by Thomas Stroble | October 5th, 2012

In early September, our Bloomfield Hills car accident attorneys presented information about the anti-texting campaign being run by AT&T.  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said distracted driving has become an epidemic on America’s roadways, and he applauds the work the company is doing to raise awareness of the dangers associated with texting and driving.  The recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seem to support LaHood’s theory.

The NHTSA studied all traffic accidents in 2010 to determine the impact distracted driving had on crashes that year.  The NHTSA researchers found that distracted driving caused nearly 10 percent of all … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Parents Urged to Drive Safely

by Thomas Stroble | September 28th, 2012

Many parents follow the “Do as I say, not as I do” method of teaching their children appropriate behaviors.  However, they should rethink that approach when it comes to encouraging their children to drive safely.  According to a new study, teen drivers not only ignore that advice, but they actually mimic their parents’ poor driving behaviors.

In a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions, researchers found that an overwhelming number of the young drivers reported they get their poor driving habits from their parents.

In fact, in a side-by-side comparison of poor driving habits, the … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Website, Safety Week Dedicated to Child Passenger Safety

by Thomas Stroble | September 19th, 2012

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has launched a new website dedicated to child passenger safety research.  The launch of coincides with the Child Passenger Safety Week campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The campaign, which focuses on educating adults on the proper use of child safety restraints, runs September 16-22 and ends with National Seat Check Saturday.

According to the NHTSA, when properly restrained, infants have a 71 percent greater chance of surviving a car crash and toddlers have a 54 percent decrease in the risk of death.  When selecting the correct car seat, … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety
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