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Michigan Pedestrian Auto Accidents

On average, 179 pedestrians are killed each year in Michigan and over 3,000 pedestrians are injured. Surprisingly, over 22% of Michiganpedestrian fatalities occurred in the City of Detroit when Detroit only has about 10% of the State's population. Over 33% of pedestrian facilities and over 175 injuries occurred in Wayne County. 

Are Distracting Digital Billboards Causing Auto Accidents?

Recently, Ms. Rebekah Warren, State Representative from Ann Arbor, introduced a proposal to the legislature to place a two year moratorium on building more digital billboards in the State of Michigan. Ms. Warren stated: "We are moving so quickly into this digital age...We are being cautious in state legislatures around the country on how we keep drivers focused on the road." 

Distracted Drivers

In July 2010, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that prohibits drivers from reading, writing and sending text messages while operating a motor vehicle.Violation of this law is a civil infraction and the first offense will result in a $100 fine with subsequent violations costing $200. As is readily apparent for anyone that drives in Michigan

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