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Some states are more likely to have distracted drivers

Michigan drivers are more likely to be distracted behind the wheel by their mobile phones than motorists in other states. However, they are certainly not the worst. That dubious honor goes to Mississippi drivers. This is according to data released by Everdrive, an app that tracks drivers' habits while operating their vehicles.

The impact of human behavior on autonomous vehicle safety

Michigan residents who are interested in autonomous driving technology should be aware that many self-driving vehicles are programmed to utilize human driving behaviors. A noted computer professor, who conducts research that pertains to the designs of cyber-physical systems, states that problem is that humans do not drive perfectly. Therefore, the autonomous vehicles are executing the same imperfect methods.

The main factors in highway fatalities

Accidents on the highways of Michigan and elsewhere in the U.S. often result in death. To decrease the risk of fatal accidents, drivers should understand what the main factors are in such crashes. They should, first of all, make sure to wear their seatbelts and check their airbag system now and then as taking these measures could save their lives.

How people may be injured in a car crash

Michigan residents and others who are involved in an auto accident may sustain a variety of injuries. Common injuries include brain trauma and whiplash. Neck and back pain might also be felt in the aftermath of a car crash. The types of injuries that a person experience depends on where the vehicle was struck, and how severe a person's injuries are depend partially on the speed at which it was hit.

The dangers of drowsy driving

According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving may play a significant role in auto accidents. Michigan residents and others may be even more susceptible to drowsy driving crashes at night. The study followed over 3,500 people from six different locations at different periods between October 2010 and December 2013. Researchers analyzed data from 701 different accidents, and they found that up to 9.5 percent of those crashes were caused by drowsy driving.

The NHTSA and drugged driving

Michigan motorists who are concerned about road safety may be interested in an upcoming summit being held by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency is taking strides to address the increase in motor vehicle accidents caused by drugged driving. Handling the issue has become particularly urgent with the widespread use of opioids in the country and the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana.

Time limits for reporting vehicle accidents

Whether or not they are at fault, Michigan residents who are involved in a motor vehicle accident should be aware of what steps they should take afterwards and how soon they should take them. It is particularly important that they are aware of the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit.

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