On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, aggressive and distracted drivers were targets of a special enforcement detail conducted by the Michigan State Police in St. Clair Shores, on I-94. This initiative by the state troopers was taken due to multiple complaints from people who drive through that section of I-94 frequently. In total, 12 state troopers participated in order to prevent distracted driver car crashes in Michigan.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan state police made 217 traffic stops which including ticketing 115 people for speeding, 14 for distracted driving, and 38 for not wearing a seat belt. In addition to this, they also caught 10 people driving on a suspended license, arrested four people on fugitive warrants, and wrote 40 other citations for traffic offenses.
The day after the initiative, on Wednesday, July 29, Michigan State Police said in a news release that they will continue to conduct such traffic details around Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in an effort to reduce auto accidents, injuries, and distracted driving altogether.
Distracted driving can lead motor vehicle crashes and potential serious injuries or even death. Distracted driving can consist of texting and driving, eating and driving, using the GPS, or anything else that causes the driver to lose focus and take their eyes off of the road. According to the CDC, each day in the U.S., 9 people are killed and 1,153 people are injured in accidents related to distracted driving. When you take your eyes off of the road, you you are putting your life at risk, as well as other drivers on the road.
If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident as a result of distracted driving, contact a lawyer at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are experienced in handling all types of auto accident and motorcycle accident cases. Call 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation today.